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dc.descriptionIlus., 77 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractIf the food crisis in 2008 was about soaring prices, the financial crisis of 2009 is about lower purchasing power. When combined, these unleash devastating consequences to poor countries and communities, particularly on nutrition in children. But the Food-Fuel-Finance crises of the last few years were also instructive and compel us to scale up the nutrition capacity to buffer countries against future shocks. The vulnerability of small island developing states is even greater and calls for synergies among health systems, social protection, food security and poverty reduction. The Caribbean is prone to natural disasters, particularly hurricanes. Between June and November each year the region is threatened by several tropical storms which often bring with them floods and land slides. The region also experiences regular periods of drought and, less frequently, earthquakes. Hurricanes, floods and drought often devastate the crops and the agriculture base of the Caribbean economies. This has a direct effect on domestic food supplies and also foreign exchange earnings which are required to buy food, among other needs (Dr. Fitzroy Henry Director, CFNI).en_US
dc.subjectCaribbean Regionen_US
dc.titleAnnual Report of the Caribbean Food and Nutrition, 2009en_US
dc.rights.holderPan American Health Organizationen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameCaribbean Food and Nutrition Instituteen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenamePan American Health Organizationen_US

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