The Impact of the Food Price Crises on the demand for nutrients in Pakistan
Antonio Seccia () and
Zahid Asghar ()
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The global economic crisis in 2007-08 resulted in a tremendous food price increase that is likely to have adversely affected food security and nutritional status in many developing countries. Understanding how nutritional intakes may have changed as a result of the food price crisis is important, especially for Pakistan, the country under scrutiny which, despite of being a large producer of staple food, suffers severe problems of undernourishment. We use two survey rounds, 2005-06 and 2010-11, to investigate how calorie and macro nutrient intakes have evolved. The analysis was carried out with the use of a time varying model is enriched by an in-depth investigation for different quantiles. The results show that food security deteriorated because of the food price crisis. In the light of this outcome, policy implications will be discussed
Keywords: Food-price crisis; Nutrient consumption; Quantile regression; Pakistan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F61 F63 Q11 Q18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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