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HLPF: FAO calls for focus in rural areas to end poverty and hunger

19 July 2017

United Nations Headquarters, New York

Hunger and poverty are closely interlinked and need to be tackled together, with a special focus on rural areas of developing countries where around 80 percent of the world’s extreme poor lives, FAO said at the 2017 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). FAO also called for a shift to more sustainable, resilient and inclusive food systems and warned that, after years of progress, hunger was on the rise again.

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