Designing Market-based Approaches to Short and Long-run Emergency Assistance in Africa

It is well accepted that emergency food transfers are required to meet the food needs of affected populations during acute, short-run emergencies. It is also widely acknowledged that growing incomes and well functioning markets are necessary to facilitate access to food by vulnerable groups over the long run. What is less appreciated is that market-based strategies can be used to a) directly address short-run emergencies, and b) reduce the severity of short and long-run emergencies. The purpose of this short paper is to call attention to research findings that provide important guidelines for how this can be done.


Issue Date:
1997
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/55205
Total Pages:
4
JEL Codes:
Q18
Note:
Resultados das investigações do Projecto de Segurança Alimentar em Moçambique MAP-Direcção de Economía-Dpto. Estatística
Series Statement:
Flash
11E




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