Tuesday, January 22, 2013

UN urges countries to invest responsibly in agriculture - Eco-Business

Ramped up responsible investment into agriculture could help tackle poverty and hunger across the world, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

It says that around 870 million people globally ? primarily in developing countries ? currently have insufficient access to food, and that investment strategies that put farmers at their heart should be lauded by governments.

?Agricultural investment has long shown itself to be one of the most effective and sustainable means for reducing hunger and poverty?, said Jos? Graziano da Silva, director-general of the FAO. ?We need to invest more. And, equally as imortant, we need to invest better.?

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Source: http://www.eco-business.com/news/un-urges-countries-to-invest-responsibly-in-agriculture-to-beat-poverty/

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