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28/05/2008

High food prices - supporting the poor and re-launching agriculture

The upcoming High-Level Conference on World Food Security, to take place next week in Rome (3-5 June), offers a historic chance to re-launch the fight against hunger and poverty and boost agricultural production in developing countries, FAO said today.

In a key policy document specially prepared for the Summit, FAO said that the international community should take urgent and concrete actions to address the issues of hunger and malnutrition in the face of soaring food prices, scarce land and water resources, climate change, increased energy needs and population growth.

More information at : http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2008/1000847/index.html