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UN AGENCY URGES INVESTMENT IN AGRICULTURE TO FEED GROWING WORLD POPULATION
New York, Sep 23 2009 12:05PM
Farmers need to increase global food production by some 70 per cent in the coming decades to feed an additional 2.3 billion people by 2050, warned a paper published by the United Nations food agency today, which calls for urgent investment in agriculture.
With the world population expected to balloon by one-third to 9.1 billion people, the Food and Agriculture Organization (<“http://www.fao.org/”>FAO) underscored the importance of using scarce natural resources more efficiently and investing in agriculture to combat a deepening hunger and poverty crisis.
The FAO is slated to organize a high-level expert forum next month in Rome to explore strategies on “How to Feed the World in 2050,” which is aimed at preparing the ground work for the World Summit on Food Security in November.
“FAO is cautiously…
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