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04/05/2009

FAO-OECD to weigh investments against hunger

Amid growing evidence that the fight against hunger risks being lost, senior experts from FAO and the 30-nation Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) open a two-day, high-level meeting tomorrow to map out long-term investment and financing strategies to avert the menace of unprecedented levels of hunger. 

Under-investment in agriculture over the past 30 years, high and volatile food prices and continuing economic turmoil are all combining to sharply increase the level of global food insecurity, which is expected to aggravate further this year as the financial and economic crisis hits the developing countries.

More information at : http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/19334/icode/