Research Project "Analysis and Implementation of Measures to Reduce Price Volatility in National and International Markets for Improved Food Security in Developing Countries"

The overall objectives of the project are the investigation of the drivers and causes of price volatility, the transmission to regional, national and micro-level, and the impact on poor people (farmers and consumers). In particular, regulatory instruments such as public reserves, policies targeting on trade or private storage, and safety nets and other coping mechanisms are explored. Another main goal is the development of an early warning system for food insecurity based on research outcomes.