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AsDB Asian Development Bank

BMI body mass index

BMR basal metabolic rate

CAP Common Agricultural Policy (EC)

CCP Committee on Commodity Problems (FAO)

CFS Committee on World Food Security

CGAP Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

CILSS Interstate Committee for Combating Drought in the Sahel

CIMMYT International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

CIS Commonwealth of Independent States

CSD Commission on Sustainable Development (UN)

DAC Development Assistance Committee

DES dietary energy supply

ECLA Economic Commission for Latin America (superseded by ECLAC)

ECLAC Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

ECOSOC Economic and Social Council (UN)

EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone

EGS Employment Generation Scheme (India)

EHDAEs economies highly dependent on agricultural exports

EU European Union

FAC Food Aid Convention

FDI foreign direct investment

GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GDP gross domestic product

GIEWS Global Information and Early Warning System

GNP gross national product

HFA household food adequacy

HFS household food security

IARC international agricultural research centre

IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

ICA International Coffee Agreement

ICCO International Cocoa Organization

ICRISAT International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

IDA International Development Association

IDA iron deficiency anaemia

IDD iodine deficiency disease

IDP internally displaced person

IFA individual food adequacy

IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development

IFF Intergovernmental Forum on Forests

IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute

IFS individual food security

ILO International Labour Organisation

IMF International Monetary Fund

IPF Intergovernmental Panel on Forests

IPR intellectual property right

IRR internal rate of return

IRRI International Rice Research Institute

ISA International Sugar Agreement

LIFDC low-income food-deficit country

MFO microfinance organization

MSA most seriously affected (country) (UN)

MTNs multilateral trade negotiations

NARS national agricultural research systems

NFS national food security

NGO non-governmental organization

NSSS national staples self-sufficiency

ODA official development assistance

OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

PDA Population and Community Development Association (Thailand)

PDI Population and Development International (Thailand)

PEM protein-energy malnutrition

PFP partial factor productivity

ROSCA rotating savings and credit association

SACCO savings and credit cooperative

SAP structural adjustment programme

TNS Technoserve (Ghana)

UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

UNCLOS United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea

UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDP United Nations Development Programme

UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund

UNEP United Nations Environment Programme

UNRISD United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

VAD vitamin A deficiency

WCARRD World Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development

WFP World Food Programme

WHO World Health Organization

WTO World Trade Organization

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