• The logic of buffer stocks

    Every country needs food security and a resilient food system.


    Citizens should always be able to afford enough food for their families. Farmers should always be able to make a decent profit.


    The answer lies in food reserves. Governments should set up a food reserve to use as a buffer against the volatility of prices.

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Buffer stocks – the UN’s blind spot?

17th May 2022

Last year saw the publication of the 5th UN Global Report on Food Crises. It was described in the preface by the UN Secretary-General as making ‘grim reading.’ The report talks about various new initiatives – the food systems summit which met in September 2021, the ongoing 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other programmes.…   Read more

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