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World Food Policy

WFP NewLogo A Journal of the PSO in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Thailand RST logo 11 2015
Online ISSN: 2372-8639

World Food Policy (WFP) semi-annually publishes research-based articles exploring various aspects of policies and decisions that affect food systems at the global, regional and transnational levels. Articles on policies pertaining to non-food commodities with noticeable impact on the world food sector or comparative national food policies are also within the scope of the journal. Each issue may include book or blog reviews on recent research and literature on the world food industry.
The aim of WFP is to promote a multi-disciplinary forum for generating the analysis and understanding of global trends as well as regional and local forces shaping food and food policies around the world. Given this aim, communicability among scholars and practitioners from various disciplines and sectors will be the guiding principle in the selection and the editing of papers to be published in the journal. Rigor will not be sacrificed, but technical jargons specific to any particular field and mathematical expressions (beyond simple equations) should be avoided, and if absolutely unavoidable, should be carefully explained. Articles while based on sound analysis should provide insights, which are useful for practical policy making.
With the above aim, scope, and level of technical analysis, areas of interest to WFP include but are not limited to the following subjects:
  • Global or regional trends affecting the production, distribution, and consumption of food.
  • Policy processes and networks of the national, transnational and global food sector.
  • Food governance and regulations and effects of these multi-layer institutional mechanisms on food systems.
  • Political economy of food security and aid.
  • Food safety, nutrition and health.
  • Research and development, institutional innovations, and production and consumption alternatives in the food sector.
  • Rights, accessibility, control and contestations.
  • Moral and ethical issues in food policy decision and implementation.
  • Relations and connections between food and other policy issues, such as labor, logistics, energy, environment, and cultural identities.
WFP also offers an open, public space with the aim to promote a multi-disciplinary forum for generating conversations on current issues in the food sector around the world. This website is provided for the purpose and the editors warmly invites your contributions, including, commentaries, think pieces, as well as current news and information on food policy-related activities and events. Submissions are welcome at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

WFP Volume 1, Number 1, Spring 2014

WFP Volume 1, Number 2, Fall 2014

WFP Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 2015

WFP Volume 2, Issue 2/Volume 3, Issue 1, Fall 2015/Spring 2016