When Emergencies Last for Decades - How to Improve Food Security in Protracted Crises
Abstract33 countries currently face a food security crisis, 14 of which have been in this situation for more than a decade. When emergencies continue for such extended periods of time, traditional humanitarian and development paradigms are not suitable for guiding effective responses. Rather than engaging in ad hoc relief programmes, interventions should follow longer term strategies and build on local institutions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economic and Social Development Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in its series FAO - Economic and Social Perspectives with number 7EN.
Length: 2 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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rural development; hunger; food security; economic crisis; prices; agriculture;
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- O13 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
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