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To confront this obligation will require various improvements worldwide. Food security is a special kind of public good and in rural areas may require physical infrastructure such as road and power infrastructures, property security, and access to systems of market-based exchange, in addition to public investment in research and extension and related communication systems. In some cases, it may also require the removal of various constraints, as emphasized by the FAO Special Programme for Food Security, including improvements in governance and markets, increases in productivity at the farm level, farmer and community group formation and micro-enterprise development.

G. Bizzarri/FAO/19545

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