Mitigating the Nutritional Impacts of the Global Food Price Crisis
Elizabeth Haytmanek and Katherine McClure, Rapporteurs
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PLANNING COMMITTEE ON MITIGATING THE NUTRITIONAL IMPACTS OF THE GLOBAL FOOD PRICE CRISIS1
REYNALDO MARTORELL (Chair), Robert W. Woodruff Professor,
Global Health Institute, Hubert Department of Global Health, The Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
HANS HERREN, President,
Millennium Institute, Arlington, Virginia
ISATOU JALLOW, Chief,
Women, Children and Gender Policy, UN World Food Program, Rome, Italy
RUTH K. ONIANG’O, Executive Director,
Rural Outreach Program, Nairobi, Kenya
PER PINSTRUP-ANDERSEN, H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy,
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
JUAN A. RIVERA, Director,
Center for Research in Nutrition and Health, National Institute of Public Health, Mexico;
Nutrition, School of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico
RICARDO UAUY, Professor,
Nutrition and Pediatrics, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
KEITH P. WEST, JR., Professor,
International Nutrition, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
ELIZABETH HAYTMANEK, Study Director
KATHERINE MCCLURE, Senior Program Associate
GUI LIU, Senior Program Assistant
MEGAN PEREZ, Intern
JULIE WILTSHIRE, Financial Officer
PATRICK KELLEY, Director,
Board on Global Health
LINDA D. MEYERS, Director,
Food and Nutrition Board
This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:
Eileen Kennedy, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Vivica Kraak, Save the Children
Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Cornell University
Meera Shekar, The World Bank
Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Hugh Tilson, University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health. Appointed by the Institute of Medicine, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authors and the institution.
Welcome from the Sponsor,
The Recent and Current Food Price Crisis and Future Perspectives,
Existing Evidence of Nutritional Impacts,
Review of National Responses to the Food Crisis,
The Case of Mexico,
Bangladesh Case Study,
The Role and Capacity of UNICEF in Responding to the Crises,
The Role and Capacity of WHO in Responding to the Crises,
The Roadmap to End Global Hunger,
Food Security in the 21st Century,
Renewing American Leadership in the Fight Against Global Hunger and Poverty,
Workshop Closing Remarks,