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Pakistan - High Food Prices: Impact Assessment and the Way Forward, July 2008

At the request of Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock (MINFAL), Government of Pakistan (GOP), the UN system in Pakistan fielded an inter-agency mission during 9 June and 13 July 2008, to assess the impact of price spiral and food shortages on the livelihoods and general welfare of households, particularly vulnerable and marginalized ones. Following this a subsequent inter-agency mission will be commissioned to make recommendation for medium and long term measures and assistance needed by the development partners. This
report presents the main findings of the assessment and recommends course of action for immediate and short term relief and measures to be adopted by the GOP and documents the planned donor support.