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There are numerous options and measures to reduce risks associated with volatile international food markets. These include risk-hedging food procurement strategies, virtual food stockpiles, early warning systems, and alternative food acquisition strategies (Abbot, 2010; Porter, et al. 2014; Dawe, 2010; World Bank, 2012; FAO, 2011a, 2011b, 2014; and Prakash, 2011.
A brief overview of some potential options that may be valuable to consider in the UAE is provided