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Wednesday, 25th January 2012

Resolving the Food Crisis: Assessing Global Policy Reforms Since 2007

Source: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

From the IATP blog:

The spikes in global food prices in 2007-08 served as a wake-up call to the global community on the inadequacies of our global food system. ...

In our new report, "Resolving the Food Crisis: Assessing Global Policy Reforms Since 2007," we find that the recent crisis has been a catalyst for important policy reforms, but governments have yet to address its underlying causes. By avoiding deeper structural reforms, the countries that dominate international agricultural markets leave the world at risk of another devastating food crisis.

The report, released today by IATP and Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute, is based on a comprehensive assessment of the policies and actions taken since 2007 by four international groups of actors: the UN, the G-20, the World Bank and international donors.

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Peggy Garvin, of Garvin Information Consulting, is the author of United States Government Internet Directory (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills, 2009 (TheCapitol.Net). In her 20 years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Peggy's work has been recognized with the 2011 SLA Dow Jones Leadership Award. She has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

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