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14/09/2005

FAO warns world cannot afford hunger

As world leaders met at the UN Summit in New York, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called on the international community to honour commitments to cut world hunger in half by 2015.

The Rome-based food agency urged governments and private sector corporations to "adequately fund actions and initiatives that reduce hunger through rural development and reduction of rural poverty, while at the same time strengthening direct access to food by the most vulnerable."

More information at : http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2005/107538/index.html