7 STEPStoPrevent Recurring Food Crises <br />
1<br />Curtailing subsidies and reforming policies, particularly in the United States and Europe, to minimize biofuels’ co...
2<br />Creating or strengthening social protection for women, young children, and other especially vulnerable groups—somet...
3<br />Improving the transparency, fairness, and openness of international trade to enhance the efficiency of global agric...
4<br />Setting up a global emergency grain reserve to handle food price crises.<br />
5<br />Pursuing policies and investments to promote agricultural growth, in particular smallholder productivity, in the fa...
6<br />Investment by national governments in climate change adaptation and mitigation using the full potential that agricu...
7<br />Establishing an international working group to monitor the world food situation and trigger action to prevent exces...
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Seven key initiatives for preventing a recurring food crisis

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Taken from IFPRI Policy Brief 16 "Urgent Action Needed to Prevent Recurring Food Crises" by Shenggen Fan, Maximo Torero, and Derek Headey (March 2011)

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Seven key initiatives for preventing a recurring food crisis

  1. 1. 7 STEPStoPrevent Recurring Food Crises <br />
  2. 2. 1<br />Curtailing subsidies and reforming policies, particularly in the United States and Europe, to minimize biofuels’ contribution to volatility in food markets.<br />
  3. 3. 2<br />Creating or strengthening social protection for women, young children, and other especially vulnerable groups—something few countries have done during or since the 2007-08 crisis.<br />
  4. 4. 3<br />Improving the transparency, fairness, and openness of international trade to enhance the efficiency of global agricultural markets.<br />
  5. 5. 4<br />Setting up a global emergency grain reserve to handle food price crises.<br />
  6. 6. 5<br />Pursuing policies and investments to promote agricultural growth, in particular smallholder productivity, in the face of climate change.<br />
  7. 7. 6<br />Investment by national governments in climate change adaptation and mitigation using the full potential that agriculture offers.<br />
  8. 8. 7<br />Establishing an international working group to monitor the world food situation and trigger action to prevent excessive price volatility.<br />

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