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27/01/2011

Policy guide for countries hit hard by high food prices

FAO updates guide for actions at country level to address high food prices

26 January 2011, Rome - FAO has called upon countries to carefully examine the implications of high food prices and not to take any policy actions that might appear useful in the short term but could have harmful, longer-term effects or even aggravate the situation.

The agency today published an updated guide for policy-makers in developing countries to assist them in addressing the negative impacts of high food prices or to tap into their opportunities. Read more.