Excessive Food Price Variability Early Warning System
In response to global market fluctuations of 2008 and 2010 and to support G20, Maximo Torero and Carlos Martins-Filho have developed an online tool for measuring price variability of key staple food commodities.
The three-part model provides a visual representation of historical periods of excessive global price volatility from 2000 to present, as well as a daily volatility status. It can alert policymakers when world markets are experiencing a period of excessive food price volatility.
To learn more about the model, visit the Food Security Portal.