Two-day policy consultations on Food price Volatility have been rolled out at the Regional, Subregional, and national level for decision-makers from relevant government ministries like, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Fisheries, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Ministry of water and environment, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, where they exchange their experiences following the 2007/ 2008 food price crisis.
These seminars also explore the pros and cons of the various policy measures mapped out in FAO’s Guide for policy and programmatic actions at country level to address high food prices.
For more information, dowload: Addressing high food prices: A synthesis report of FAO policy consultations at regional and subregional level
To Share country experiences in dealing with volatile food prices, the commodities involved the government priorities, policies and action programmes, and the implementation problems/constraints and their impact.
Who is involved: Government Ministries, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), private sector, FAO representatives and other development partners including IFAD and WFP, European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank were also involved and shared their experiences to explain the type of immediate support they provided.