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The Impact of the Food Price Crises on the demand for nutrients in Pakistan

Shabnam, Nadia and Santeramo, Fabio Gaetano and Seccia, Antonio and Asghar, Zahid (2016): The Impact of the Food Price Crises on the demand for nutrients in Pakistan. Forthcoming in: Journal of South Asian Development No. 3 (December 2016)

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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

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