Poverty and hunger with their complex and interconnected root causes remain at the heart of the new sustainable devel- opment agenda 2030, and limiting food price volatility is one of the central targets in the sustainable development goals. Advancing the understanding of the causes and effects of food price volatility has as much relevance among policy makers as in the scientific community. As yet, the causal mechanisms linking global food price volatility and local food insecurity lack theoretical foundation and remain understudied. Researchers from the University of Zürich and their institutional partners are looking into this challenges. Some media outlets have sought to showcase and underline this important work.
The Tages Anzeiger, Le Monde, and VOAnews recount and describe the researchers’ work in Tanzania.