Mitigating the nutritional impacts of the global food price crisis : workshop summary /
Elizabeth Haytmanek and Katherine McClure, rapporteurs ; Board on Global Health, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2010.
xi, 188 p. : col. ill., map ; 23 cm.
0309140188 (pbk.), 9780309140188 (pbk.)
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In 2007 and 2008, the world witnessed a dramatic increase in food prices. The global financial crisis that began in 2008 compounded the burden of high food prices, exacerbating the problems of hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. The tandem food price and economic crises struck amidst the massive, chronic problem of hunger and undernutrition in developing countries. National governments and international actors have taken a variety of steps to mitigate the negative effects of increased food prices on particular groups. The recent abrupt increase in food prices, in tandem with the current global economic crisis, threatens progress already made in these areas, and could inhibit future efforts. The Institute of Medicine held a workshop, summarized in this volume, to describe the dynamic technological, agricultural, and economic issues contributing to the food price increases of 2007 and 2008 and their impacts on health and nutrition in resource-poor regions. The compounding effects of the current global economic downturn on nutrition motivated additional discussions on these dual crises, their impacts on the nutritional status of vulnerable populations, and opportunities to mitigate their negative nutritional effects.
Table of Contents
Summaryp. 1
Introductionp. 7
Workshop Backgroundp. 8
Welcome from the Sponsorp. 9
Referencesp. 12
The Dual Crises: Tandem Threats to Nutritionp. 13
The Recent and Current Food Price Crisis and Future Perspectivesp. 14
The Current Global Economic Crisis and Future Perspectivesp. 21
Discussionp. 26
Referencesp. 30
Impacts on Nutritionp. 31
Conceptual Presentation on Pathways to Nutritional Impactp. 31
Existing Evidence of Nutritional Impactsp. 38
Are the Urban Poor Particularly Vulnerable?p. 43
Discussionp. 46
Referencesp. 48
Responding to The Crises at The Country Levelp. 49
The Role of Ministries in Responding to the Crises at the Country Levelp. 49
Review of National Responses to the Food Crisisp. 51
The Case of Mexicop. 55
The Global Food Price Crisis and Food Development Strategy in Chinap. 57
Food Prices, Consumption, and Nutrition in Ethiopia: Implications of Recent Price Shocksp. 60
Bangladesh Case Studyp. 66
Discussionp. 71
Referencesp. 72
A Role for Nutrition Surveillance in Addressing The Global Food Crisisp. 75
Nutrition Surveillance in Relation to the Food Price and Economic Crisesp. 76
Insights from 25 Years of Helen Keller International's Nutrition Surveillance in Bangladesh and Indonesiap. 82
Famine Early Warning Systems Network Nutrition Surveillance and Early Warningp. 85
Listening Posts Project: A Concept for a Real-Time Surveillance System Nested Within a Programp. 88
Food Security, Nutrition Monitoring, and the Global Food Price Crisis: USAID/FFP Title II Programsp. 91
Discussionp. 95
Referencesp. 96
The Global Response to The Crisesp. 99
Introduction to the Global Nutrition Landscapep. 99
The Role and Capacity of Foundations in Responding to the Crisesp. 106
The Role of Food Companies in Responding to the Crisesp. 110
The Advocacy Role of Civil Society Organizations in Responding to the Economic and Food Price Crisesp. 114
The Role and Capacity of Civil Society in Responding to the Crisesp. 116
Mitigating the Nutritional Impact of the Global Food Security Crisis: The Role and Capacity of UN Agencies in Response to the Crisisp. 118
The Role and Capacity of UNICEF in Responding to the Crisesp. 123
The Role and Capacity of the WFP in Responding to the Crisesp. 125
The Role and Capacity of FAO in Responding to the Crisesp. 127
The Role and Capacity of WHO in Responding to the Crisesp. 129
Discussionp. 131
Referencesp. 133
U.S. Policy In Food And Nutritionp. 135
The Roadmap to End Global Hungerp. 135
USAID's Response to the Food Crisis and Preventing Malnutrition for the Futurep. 140
Food Security in the 21st Centuryp. 145
USDA's Response to the Crises and Future Perspectivesp. 147
Renewing American Leadership in the Fight Against Global Hunger and Povertyp. 151
Discussionp. 155
Workshop Closing Remarksp. 156
Referencesp. 158
Workshop Agendap. 159
Speaker Biographiesp. 165
Workshop Registrantsp. 183
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