• 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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Using market forces is not disrupting them

23rd June 2021

Our plan for managing buffer stocks sees them as being a price stabilisation measure. Price volatility is reduced by releasing grain when prices are too high in order to boost supply, and then buying it to replenish stocks when prices are too low. There can be some argument over the acceptable price range within which…   Read more

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