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International responses to food crises have generally focused on addressing immediate humanitarian needs, as evidenced by the growing share of food aid that is channeled to emergencies. However, achieving lasting food security would often require an integrated development approach that combines short-term relief measures with longer-term mitigation strategies. This presentation argues that a reformed Food Aid Convention (FAC) could provide the institutional framework for more effective interventions.

More information: Making the Food Aid Convention meet the realities of the 21st century, Economic and Social Perspectives, Policy Brief No. 11, October 2010.



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