Trade and Nutrition


World Hunger Series - Hunger and Markets

This third edition of the World Hunger Series examines the complex relationship between markets and hunger. The report could not be more relevant or timely. In recent years, we have witnessed how high food prices have adverse impacts on the nutritional status of vulnerable populations, particularly children under the age of 2. Now we are facing another market failure of unprecedented proportions. The current financial crisis is a global one, destroying livelihoods and adding to the negative impacts of high food prices, which had already eroded the coping capacities of millions around the world. Global and national food systems are in disarray, unable to respond adequately.

World Hunger Series - Hunger and Markets is available in English, French and Spanish here.

World Food Programme