Food Price Volatility in Ethiopia: Public Pressure and State Response

Tassew Woldehanna, Yisak Tafere
Volume 46 Issue 6
Published: 15 November 2015
Abstract: The global market, variable agricultural production and irregular trading practices have marked food price volatility in Ethiopia over the last decade. However, the recent decline in global prices of food and fuel, coupled with state intervention in managing the supply of consumer goods, have brought some stability to food prices in 2014/15. While the safety net and price control measures could help mitigate the aggravation of impacts of food price increases on poor families, a more comprehensive food security approach is necessary. The article argues the importance of enhancing the purchasing power of the people.


From Issue: Vol 46, No 6 (2015) | Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility


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