The Evolving Global Governance of Food Security

8 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2011

Date Written: December 16, 2010


While food security has become a major issue in global governance following the 2007-2008 global food crisis, there is no single international institution responsible for the management of this issue. Instead, responsibility for food security is spread out among a number of international organizations, which causes an overlap of rules and norms. This is a major challenge to achieving global policy coherence on food security and making progress on the eradication of world hunger. This research paper argues that a more effective governance regime for food security requires mechanisms to promote greater internal policy coherence within states and between multiple international institutions.

Keywords: Global Governance, Food Security, Norms, Rules, Regime Complex, WTO, UN, G20

Suggested Citation

Margulis, Matias E., The Evolving Global Governance of Food Security (December 16, 2010). Available at SSRN: or

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