|Coping with Natural Disasters: Role of Local Health Personnel & Community (World Health Organisation)|
|Part II : The aftermath|
|Chapter 3 : Action by the community|
When there is a danger of food shortages, the local authority and the community should organize a monitoring system to avoid speculation. It is a question, in particular, of monitoring arrangements for supply, storage and distribution to prevent foodstuffs disappearing from the market to be sold "under the counter" and to control prices.