Coping Strategies in Response to Rising Food Prices: Evidence From India

Economic Research Report No. (ERR-177) 32 pp, November 2014

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by Sharad Tandon and Maurice Landes

Along with world food prices, the prices of staple grains in India surged between 2006 and 2010. This study shows that regions in India affected the worst by the price increases coped by sacrificing diet diversity and expenditures on medical expenses and durable goods.

Keywords: Food security, India, food price crisis, nutrition

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