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Author Haytmanek, Elizabeth, author.

Title 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.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2010]

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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xi, 188 pages)) : illustrations (some color)
Note Title from PDF title page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary 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.
Funding This study was supported by Grant No. 51649 between the National Academy of Sciences and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with additional support from the PepsiCo Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.
Contents Introduction -- The dual crises : tandem threats to nutrition -- Impacts on nutrition -- Responding to the crises at the country level -- A role for nutrition surveillance in addressing the global food crisis -- The global response to the crises -- U.S. policy in food and nutrition.
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Subject Food industry and trade -- Government policy -- Congresses.
Food prices -- Government policy -- Congresses.
Food supply -- Government policy -- Congresses.
Food supply -- Economic aspects -- Congresses.
Food -- Economic aspects -- Congresses.
Nutrition -- Economic aspects -- Congresses.
Food Supply -- economics.
Developing Countries.
International Cooperation.
Global Health.
Genre/Form Congresses.
Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Electronic books.
Added Author McClure, Katherine, author.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Global Health, issuing body.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Food and Nutrition Board, issuing body.
Mitigating the Nutritional Impacts of the Global Food Price Crisis (Workshop) (2009 : Washington, D.C.)
Other Form: Print version: Mitigating the nutritional impacts of the global food price crisis. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2010 9780309140188 (OCoLC)501273690
ISBN 9780309140188
0309140188
9780309140195 (electronic bk.)
0309140196 (electronic bk.)
1282554603
9781282554603
Standard No. 9786612554605