West Africa: Ebola Outbreak Sends Food Prices Shooting Up

Disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to come by, while labor shortages are putting the upcoming harvest season at serious risk, FAO warned today. In Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, quarantine zones and restrictions on people’s movement aimed […]

UNCTAD Book Assesses Impact Of Trade Policy On Poverty

A novel collaborative approach between academics and policymakers examines the impact of trade policy on poor people in eight developing and transition countries in a new book published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Virtual Institute. Trade Policies, Household Welfare and Poverty Alleviation: Case Studies from the Virtual Institute Academic Network, […]