THE WORLD FOOD SUMMIT

five years later

Mobilizing
the political will
and resources
to banish world hunger


Technical background documents


Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Acronyms

1
New challenges to the achievement of the World Food Summit goals

Introduction

Conflicts and natural disasters
Human-induced emergencies
Natural disasters
Transboundary pests and diseases
HIV/AIDS

Freshwater resources

The evolution of technology

Globalization, public goods and trade

Food safety

The right to food

Concluding observations

2
Fostering the political will tofight hunger

Introduction

World Food Summit commitments

The global political environment

Actions by FAO to fortify political commitment, and evidence of progress
Major actions
Progress

Towards translating commitments into action

3
Mobilizing resources for agriculture in support of food security

Introduction

Why focus on resources for food security and agriculture in developing countries?

Trends in investment for agriculture in developing countries
The nature of the problem and resource needs
Agricultural investment
Agricultural investment and productivity

Mobilizing public resources for agricultural development
Government expenditures on agriculture
External financial resources

Resource needs to meet the World Food Summit goal
Investments for agricultural and rural development
Investments for transitional assistance to the food-insecure

Conclusions

Annex Table 1
Annex Table 2
Annex Table 3
Annex Table 4
Annex Table 5
Annex Table 6
Annex Table 7
Annex Table 8


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