Is it better to provide food directly to the hungriest, cash to groups that best know the local needs or cash to governments for subsidized food staples?
It's a policy debate that swirls around efforts by Haiti and other countries battling skyrocketing food prices -- and the hunger pangs that Haitians compare to ``acide batterie.''
The differing views on how best to address Haiti's food crisis is reflective of a wider debate among the world's donors and aid specialists over how to respond to growing global food shortages. The topic likely will come up beginning Tuesday at a three-day world food summit in Rome, where donors and agriculture experts will gather to deal with world food security.
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