Impending Food Crisis and Enhancing Food Security: What is to be done?
The recent floods affecting several districts of Sri Lanka and other weather related events in several parts of the world have brought to the fore a number of public policy issues. Major challenges are looming up on the horizon, both within Sri Lanka and globally. A holistic package of reforms would be needed to address both the short-term food crisis and increasing concerns related to longer-term food security. The upward pressures on food prices are also being amplified by rising oil prices which impact on the former through a number of channels.