Three important events have prepared the ground for the Summit:
The High-Level Expert Forum on How to Feed the World in 2050 examined policy options that governments should consider adopting to ensure that the world population can be fed when it nears its peak of nearly 9.2 billion people in the middle of this century.
The Committee on World Food Security considered reforms that will enable it to play a much more effective role in the global governance of food security.
The theme of World Food Day this year is how to ensure food security in times of crisis.
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High Level Expert Forum - How to Feed the World in 2050 Office of the Director, Agricultural Development Economics Division Economic and Social Development Department Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153 Rome, Italy