IFPRI's Excessive Food Price Variability Early Warning System provides a visual representation of historical periods of excessive global price volatility from 2000-present, as well as a daily volatility status. This status can alert policymakers when world markets are experiencing a period of excessive food price volatility; this information can then be used to determine appropriate country-level food security responses, such as the release of physical food stocks.

Data are updated daily and currently cover five major commodities traded on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Hard Wheat Excessive Food Price Variability Early Warning System
Maize Excessive Food Price Variability Early Warning System
Soft Wheat Excessive Food Price Variability Early Warning System
Soybean Excessive Food Price Variability Early Warning System
Rice Excessive Food Price Variability Early Warning System

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