14-16 OCTOBER 2001

The media has a valuable role to play in educating the public on the plight of the 815 million hungry people in the world. As part of a larger effort to educate journalists and the public on global food security, FAO hosted a European Media Seminar in Stockholm, from 14 to 16 October. This three-day event brought together dozens of journalists from Europe and from developing countries around the world, as well as participants from academia, industry, government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.

The seminar was co-hosted and jointly organized by the Swedish Government and FAO. Partners and sponsors included: the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, the Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA) and DeLaval, a private-sector agricultural concern.

The following excerpts are from the seminar, with links to background material and speeches.

Click below to read presentations:

The State of Food Insecurity 2001, by Hartwig de Haen

The Impact of Globalization and Trade Liberalization on Food Security, by Hartwig de Haen

The cost of hunger, by Jean-Louis Arcand

HIV/AIDS and food security, by Marcela Villarreal

Why are so many people hungry in a world that produces enough for all?, by Alan Randell

The potential of new technology: how to feed a growing world population, by Jim Dargie

Does it make sense to talk about agriculture today?, by Louise Fresco

World Food Day, by Margareta Winberg

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