The evidence suggests that structured demand is most effective in promoting food security when:
a) coupled with supply-side agricultural development interventions,
b) based upon robust, accurate market analysis (which is often lacking in food crisis contexts), and
c) implemented in a sequenced precautionary approach:
i) short-term; ensure immediate food security,
ii) medium-term; build effective markets and infrastructure,
iii) longer-term; move to market-based policies once markets are functional.