IFPRI Launches Unique New Tool That Provides Early Warning of Extreme Price Variability

IFPRI (July 6, 2011) | The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched the Excessive Food Price Variability Early Warning System today. This new tool measures excessive food price variability and is the only mechanism currently available to identify time spans of increased price variability. It is updated daily and forewarns policymakers and humanitarian agencies of periods of time with excessive food price variability.