Agricultural Development Economics
 

Publication

Title
The State of Food and Agriculture 2001
Subtitle
Economic impacts of transboundary plant pests and animal diseases
Author
FAO
Publication date
14/02/2001
Abstract
Five years after the World Food Summit, and at the beginning of the twenty-first century, The State of Food and Agriculture reflects on some of the main challenges faced in eliminating world hunger and poverty. The task may be daunting, but so are the numbers of hungry and undernourished people whose fate is dependent on decisive and accelerated action. I am convinced that, with a renewed commitment and determined, concerted effort, the goal of the World Food Summit can be met.