Food and nutrition security, including the need to mitigate shocks affecting the food system, remain important issues for the Eurasian region. Now more than ever policy makers in Eurasia need updated information and relevant evidence to design and implement effective and timely policy measures that will ensure food security and nutrition for all. These policy measures not only need to be politically and economically feasible, but also need to consider the potentially conflicting goals of different stakeholder groups and the influence various stakeholders have on the policy making process.

The current set of six case studies continues the series of food security policy studies

piloted in 2016 by the Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, and offers relevant evidence to support policy making in the areas of organic agriculture, mitigation of food system shocks, and food pricing (including wheat pricing), as well as strengthening resilience against droughts and developing the national seed sector in the context of implementing regional trade agreements. Twelve experts from the Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan took part in the case study project in 2017, and the results of their work are available in a book titled Food Security in Eurasia 2017 published by ECFS at the end of 2017.

To read more about this and other news from the Eurasian Center for Food Security, read their January 2018 newsletter here

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