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Mitigating the Nutritional Impacts of the Global Food Price Crisis: Workshop Summary
Short-term, emergency actions are not sufficient to remedy recurring food crises; instead, both short- and long-term investments in global food and agriculture systems are needed.
Mechanisms to help vulnerable populations cope with food price volatility and to prevent future shocks are required.
It is important to draw upon the expertise of governments, NGOs and civil society, the private sector, foundations, and the broad spectrum of actors in the international nutrition and agriculture sectors.
The roles of the multiple UN agencies that work to promote the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations need to be clarified.
Fostering engagement with the private sector may yield new expertise and resources.
A stronger voice from indigenous NGOs is needed. Such local NGOs could benefit from capacity-building efforts to encourage ownership and political involvement.
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