Documents and presentations: Agricultural and food price volatility


Summary Record  | Statements | Presentations | Press release


Background documents

  Conference booklet

This conference booklet offers you some introductive thoughts as well as the agenda, a selection of facts and figures, and a presentation of speakers.

Also see: Summary Record

Agriculture: Report to G20 on food price volatility

A new inter-agency report coordinated by the FAO and OECD offers G20 leaders a range of options for mitigating and managing the risks associated with food and agricultural commodity volatility, 1 June 2011.



Statement by H.E. Mr. Olivier Chastel (French)

Minister for Development Co-operation, in charge of European Affairs, Belgium

Statement by H.E. Mr. Jean Marc Telliano (French)

Minister of Agriculture, Guinea

Report presented by Mr. Djiblola Litaaba-Akila (French)

Deputy Secretary-General, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishery, Togo

Statement by Mr. François-Xavier de Donnea  (French)

Belgian Minister of State; SWAC President



Statement by Mr. Djibo Banga  (French)

Network of Farmer Organisations & Agricultural Producers of West Africa (ROPPA)






Food Price Volatility and Food Security

by Awudu Abdulai, Representative, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE), University of Kiel, Germany

Agricultural and Food Price Volatility: Impacts and interventions in Africa

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)


Agricultural price volatility and its impact on government and farmers: a few observations

by Junior Davis, UNCTAD



Food price transmission: evidence from Africa in 2008

by George Rapsomanikis, FAO




Transmission of high world food prices on West Africa: lessons learned from the 2007-08 crisis  (French)

by Boubacar Diallo, Nango Dembélé, John Staatz, Michigan State University

Food and Agricultural Price Volatility: Niger's experience  (French)

by Colonel Abdoulkarim Goukoye, Haute Autorité à la Sécurité Alimentaire du Niger (HASA)



Togo's experience  (French)

by Djiblola Litaaba-Akila, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Togo




National and regional policy options  (French)

by Joël Beassem, Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

> also see: Outcomes of the seminar on food price highs in Central Africa, Libreville, 30-31 May 2011 (French)

International policy options for commodity vulnerability

by Andrey Kuleshov, Common Fund for Commodities