FAO unveils global anti-hunger programme

"Fighting hunger is not only a moral imperative, it also brings large economic benefits," the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, proposing a new global "Anti-Hunger Programme" on the eve of the World Food Summit: five years later, which will be held in Rome on 10-13 June.

An additional public investment of US$24 billion annually must be made in poor countries to halve the number of hungry people by the year 2015, FAO said.

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