While the term "food policy" is often interpreted to mean sectorial, micro, or meso policies, food systems are strongly influenced by macroeconomic policies, as illustrated by the cases in this section. Institutions enter into food systems in a variety of ways at local, national, and international levels, and institutional innovation is a critical element of effective policy design and implementation. The cases discuss these issues and the related role of governments, along with the impact of instability and armed conflict on food security and lessons for government action.

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