Food security in complex emergencies: enhancing food system resilience

Pingali, P. and Alinovi, L. and Sutton, J. (2005) Food security in complex emergencies: enhancing food system resilience. Disasters, 29 (s1). s5-s24.

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This paper explores linkages between food security and crisis in different contexts, outlining the policy and institutional conditions needed to manage food security during a crisis and to rebuild the resilience of food systems in periods of relative peace. The paper reviews experiences over the past decade of countries in protracted crisis and draws lessons for national and international policy. It assesses the different alternatives on offer in fragile countries to address, for example, the disruption of institutional mechanisms and the decreasing level of support offered by international donors with respect to longer-term expectations. It proposes a Twin Track Approach to enhance food security resilience through specific policies for protracted crises that link immediate hunger relief interventions with a long-term strategy for sustainable growth. Finally, the article analyses policy options and the implications for both short- and longer-term responses vis-à-vis the three dimensions of food security: availability; access; and stability

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Agricultural and Development Economics Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy
Subjects: Plant Production > Production Practices
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Syamala
Date Deposited: 06 May 2011 03:41
Last Modified: 06 May 2011 03:41
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