Diouf: world must seize chance to boost agriculture

Late and erratic rains affected “long-rains” cereal crop production in southern and eastern parts of the country.


High food prices not just threat but opportunity - FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today called on the international community not only to take immediate action to de-fuse the current world food emergency but also to seize the opportunities offered by higher food prices and prevent similar dramatic situations occurring in the future.

In a statement published on the FAO website, Dr Diouf said, “The time for re-launching agriculture is now and the international community should not miss the opportunity.”