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Food Security

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 9–15 | Cite as

Addressing the food crisis: governance, market functioning, and investment in public goods

  • Joachim von BraunEmail author
Original Paper

Abstract

The 2007–08 food price crisis has not only increased food insecurity around the globe, but also exposed long-term failures in the functioning of the world food system. Establishing a global governance architecture for governing food, nutrition, and agriculture as well as improving market functioning and increasing investment in public goods will be critical for the way forward. Three high-priority policy actions are necessary to cope with urgent needs for food and nutrition security and at the same time build a stronger food system that can respond to future challenges: (1) improve productivity and scale up research investments; (2) expand nutrition and social protection, (3) strengthen markets and trade.

Keywords

Food security Food governance Agricultural science policy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Food Policy Research InstituteWashingtonUSA

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