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Posted Tue Dec 2 2008: from IFPRI, via EurekAlert:
Food price crisis and financial crisis present double threat for poor people
The combined impact of low economic growth and decreased investments in agriculture could cause major increases in malnutrition in developing countries, according to new analysis by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The result could be 16 million more undernourished children in 2020.... "IFPRI recommends three priorities for action: (1) promote pro-poor agricultural growth, (2) reduce market volatility, and (3) expand social safety nets and child nutrition programs. "Ultimately, our measure of success should not be defined by the price of food, but by the provision of adequate healthy food for all," he said.
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