Areas where the WFP is already seeing an impact include:
- Afghanistan: 2.5 million people in Afghanistan cannot afford the price of wheat, which rose more than 60% in 2007
- Bangladesh: The price of rice has risen 25% to 30% over the last three months. In 2007, the price rose about 70%.
- El Salvador: Rural communities are buying 50% less food than they did 18 months ago with the same amount of money. This means their nutritional intake, on an already poor diet, is cut by half.
- Anger over rising food prices have already led to riots in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Senegal and Morocco.