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Making the Food Aid Convention meet the realities of the 21st century

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Emergency situations have become increasingly frequent over the past 25 years, often coupled with acute and chronic food insecurity in the affected countries. International responses to these crises have generally focused on addressing immediate humanitarian needs, as evidenced by the growing share of food aid that is channelled to emergencies. However, achieving lasting food security would often require an integrated development approach that combines short-term relief measures with longer-term mitigation strategies. A reformed Food Aid Convention (FAC) could provide the institutional framework for more effective interventions.

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  • FAO Economic and Social Development Department, 2010. "Making the Food Aid Convention meet the realities of the 21st century," FAO - Economic and Social Perspectives 11EN, Economic and Social Development Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
  • Handle: RePEc:fao:pbrief:11en
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    rural development; hunger; food security; economic crisis; prices; agriculture;

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    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • Q11 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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