David Li

Patterns of Food Availability and Inflation in Africa

July 21, 2011

David Li comments on the reasons behind food scarcity in several African nations. An intersection of weather conditions, food policy, biofuels and international market forces are responsible for the unique situation in each country.

Food Prices in China - Specters of Scarcity

June 26, 2011

David Li argues that China too is affected by global inflation in food prices. As a net importer of food grains, it must plan its food policy with care if it is to sustain its labor-driven economy.