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The Food Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean

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What are the facts about rising food prices and their effect on the region?

According to experts, the region should invest more in protecting vulnerable groups.

According to Food Price Watch, weather is the critical factor behind the abrupt global price increases in July.

Food price volatility creates unpredictability in the market and poses fundamental food security risks for consumers and governments.

Most people in Central American countries will be adversely affected by food price increases regardless of whether they live in urban or rural areas or are poor or nonpoor.

Food policy interventions fall into two main categories: coping and curing.

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