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The State of Food and Agriculture 2001

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In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year’s edition features a review of the existing evidence on the link between nutrition and productivity and economic growth.

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Factors determining the level of control

In recent years, the challenge of transboundary pest and disease movements has become greater, and the ability to regulate such movements has failed to keep pace. This has occurred in part because of the increasing need to integrate international considerations and consider private sector capacities in the design and establishment of effective protection services. Although the involvement of more stakeholders can lead to more effective and efficient decisions, it also complicates and lengthens the process of implementation. In spite of these trends, national considerations still drive decisions regarding protection against pests and diseases and responsibility rests primarily with national agencies.

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