Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Drought and a Vulnerable Food System

"The US drought has exposed the continuing vulnerability of the global food system. As prices of key staple crops climb, the international community is once more assessing the possibility of another food crisis. 

While the long-term effects of the current drought remain to be seen, national governments and international actors can and should take lasting steps to build the resilience of vulnerable groups, prevent future food crises, and enhance global food security."

- Dr. Shenggen Fan 
director general,International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Read full commentary in Global Food for Thought blog 

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