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19/06/2008

Soaring food prices put further pressure on African agriculture

Food insecurity has been exacerbated in Africa by the current rapid rise in food prices together with challenges such as climate change, greater demand for food products in emerging economies, agricultural production used for biofuels, rapid population and urbanization as well as transboundary animal and plant diseases, said FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today at the 25th FAO Regional Conference for Africa.

More information at : http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2008/1000868/index.html