New Report ‘Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs’ Calls for Collaboration to ‘Deliver as One’*
Press Release No:2011/ECA/547
The World Bank's Global Food Crisis Response Program has helped to mitigate the social, and health and nutrition impact of rising food prices on children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, elderly and other vulnerable groups in Moldova, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan. As part of the program, temporary cash transfers, nutritional supplements, flour fortification and food packages were provided through three timely and targeted food crisis response projects.
The Food Crisis is Not Over...
World cereal prices have fallen rapidly since mid-2008, although they remain substantially above 2005 levels. Despite this decline, FAO now estimates that the ranks of the chronically malnourished exceed one billion due to income compression due to the global recession. Compounding income short-falls, staple food prices in many LICs have remained higher even as world prices have fallen, and in many cases, are higher than a year ago when world prices were at their peak.