On November 28, the UNCTAD Short Courses on Key International Economic Issues for Geneva-based delegates held a session addressing the food crisis featuring UNCTAD expert, Rajan Dhanjee.The course analyzed key trade, investment and commodity policies, and their role in ensuring sustainable food security and alleviating poverty.
The first part of the course examined the underlying nature and contributing factors to the global food crisis from a trade and development angle. The second part of the course discussed possible responses to this crisis in terms of trade, investment, and agricultural policies and measures at the national, regional and international levels.
UNCTAD’s potential contribution to addressing the crisis was highlighted, including through the Comprehensive Framework for Action prepared by the United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Task Force on the Global Food Crisis.
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