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Hunger's global hotspots: 1 October 2008

Rome, 1 October 2008 - Facts, figures and the lastest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.

Melamine milk crisis

Countries to ensure safe feeding for infants and increase vigilance

New global soil database

Soil database win-win options for climate change mitigation and food production

WFP Strategic Plan charts revolution in food aid

Rome, 13 June 2008 - The Executive Board of WFP has approved a new four-year strategic plan that will be critical to addressing soaring hunger needs due to the global food crisis.

High-level Conference on World Food Security: The Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy

FAO will host a high-level international Conference on World Food Security and the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy in Rome from June 3 to 5, 2008.

Renewed Financial Effort in Fight on Hunger

Countries increase commitment at Rome Food Summit

Diouf welcomes US commitment

Statement by FAO's Director General, Dr Jacques Diouf, following the announcement by U.S. President George W. Bush that he is asking Congress to approve an additional US$770 million in food aid and assistance to agriculture to address the food price crisis.

Food prices remain high despite higher output

Increased hunger likely in some poor countries

Diouf: world must seize chance to boost agriculture

High food prices not just threat but opportunity

US$200 million from IFAD to help poor farmers boost food production in face of food crisis

IFAD President urges action now to ensure high yields from next harvest

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