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*Food price volatility hits poor people hardest....An increase in malnutrition can cause stunting in young children...Research by Oxfam on the effects of the 2011 food price crisis documents the coping strategies of people forced to change their diets, sell productive assets, incur debt, withdraw children from school, marry early, and to migrate to areas where food might be available.
*Reversing decades of under-investment in small scale, sustainable and resilient agriculture in developing countries can boost regional productivity, helping it keep pace with rising populations. Scaling up community-based disaster preparedness globally is vital to reducing vulnerability and building people's capacity to cope when weather shocks strike.....