MACHEquity Partners on Food Prices, Inequality, Undernutrition

MACHEquity coinvestigators David Gordon and Shailen Nandy just published a study on how rising food prices affect inequality and consequently undernutrition in two African countries. The article examines changing food prices in Nigeria and Ethiopia, concluding that, when food price hikes happen in a context of economic inequality, they are more likely to be linked to undernutrition in children; this is also closely related to country responses to increasing food prices: public health and nutrition interventions that mitigate inequality can also mitigate the impact of rising food prices.

Examining the changing profile of undernutrition in the context of food price rises and greater inequality is published by Social Science & Medicine, and is freely available here.