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Sistema Económico Latinoamericano y del Caribe Latin American and Caribbean Economic System Sistema Econômico Latino-Americano e do Caribe Système Economique Latinoaméricain et Caribéen

Food Security and Food Prices in Latin America and the Caribbean: Current Situation and Prospects

XXXVI Regular Meeting of the Latin American Council Caracas, Venezuela 27 to 29 October 2010 SP/CL/XXXVI.O/Di N° 11-10

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Food Security and Food Prices in Latin America and the Caribbean: Current Situation and Prospects

SP/CL/XXXVI.O/Di N° 11-10

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FOREWORD EXECUTIVE SUMMARY I. EVOLUTION AND PROSPECTS OF FOOD PRICES I.1 I.2 II. III. 3 5

Persistence of structural and short-term factors affecting food prices 7 Market failures in consumer pricing at the national level 9 10 12

FOOD SECURITY IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN ACTIONS AND INITIATIVES FOR FOOD SECURITY IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN III.1 National initiatives for food and nutritional security in Latin America and the Caribbean: The case of Brazil’s Zero Hunger programme III.2 Regional actions for Food Security III.3 International initiatives with actions in Latin America and the Caribbean III.4 International Summits on food security IV. SELA’S PROPOSAL FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MECHANISM FOR PRIORITY FOOD SUPPLY (MAPA)

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IV.1 Characteristics and functioning of the MAPA IV.2 The possible role of SELA in the implementation of the MAPA BIBLIOGRAPHY...

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