UN agencies call for more integrated approach to food crisis in poor countriesBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2930 (Published 17 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2930
- Bob Roehr
- 1Washington, DC
The world’s two billion poorest people are continuously on the edge of a food and nutrition crisis, and the current economic recession has made the situation much worse, warned a meeting of United Nations agencies and financial institutions this week.
The recent spike in food prices and lack of availability of food “are symptoms of a system that is seriously dysfunctional,” said David Nabarro, UN assistant secretary general, at the workshop organised by the US Institute of Medicine and held on 14-16 July in Washington, DC.
Dr Nabarro …