CAPACITY STRENGTHENING

Since the implications of high and volatile food prices differ widely across countries and across groups within each country, policy responses must be adapted to country-specific needs and conditions. Although policy responses are likely to be country-specific, new knowledge and information is required to guide policymaking in countries affected by the global food crises. Learning from the experiences of other countries, based on sound research is an important step for sound decision-making. This section aims to strengthen the capacity of policymakers and institutions so that they can effectively promote food security. It provides access to information and knowledge about the vital issues related to food security for the public, civil society, and corporate actors.