Food Shortages: Causes and Policy Implications

The Environment and Climate Change - Lecture 5

Lecturer: Prof Pritam Singh

1 Sep 2022

The lecture examines the short term and long term causes of food shortages, and suggests economic and environmental strategies that the governments, households and individuals need to adopt to deal with different kinds of food shortages.


  • Singh P, 'The global food crisis as a part of the crisis of global capitalism' in Globalization and Change, Rawat Publications (2011)
  • Aday S, Aday M S,Impact of COVID-19 on the food supply chain, Food Quality and Safety, Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages 167–180.


Questions for Discussion

  1. What are the some of the long term causes of food shortages?
  2. What are some of the challenges when developing policies to combat food shortages?