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Webpage from the World Bank on the Food Price Crisis

As concerns grow over the emerging food crisis across the globe, the World Bank has created a page to inform the general public about their coordinated efforts to combat this growing problem. In brief, the World Bank's 'New Deal' on global food policy includes creating safety nets such as school feeding, food for work, and conditional cash transfers. Additional elements of this policy include doubling agricultural lending to Africa over the coming year and also providing immediate aid to the country of Haiti to feed poor children and other vulnerable groups. The 'Understanding the Crisis' section provides brief synopses of the situation in different parts of the world, including Africa and Asia. The site also contains a calendar of events and links to papers from the World Bank on related topics.

Visit http://www.worldbank.org/html/extdr/foodprices/

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Webpage from the World Bank on the Food Price Crisis. Field Exchange 33, June 2008. p17. www.ennonline.net/fex/33/webpage

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