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IFPRI policy brief identifies roles for emerging economies in global food security

January 3, 2011

The Role of Emerging Countries in Global Food Security, IFPRI, Dec 2010

In this policy brief, Shenggen Fan and Joanna Brzeska show that emerging economies have an important role to play in promoting global food security through production as well as trade, aid, and investment.   The authors identify a number of policy strategies to support this role.  Such strategies, many of which are in line with the CAADP agenda, include: 1) prioritizing public spending on agriculture, rural infrastructure, and education, 2) connecting smallholders with input and output markets, 3) improving productive social safety nets, 4) promoting capacity building and smallholder production through investment in developing countries, 5) sharing information and lessons learned while also taking into account differing country characteristics, and 6) engaging in dialogue and coordination among donors.

Access the policy brief here.

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