One billion people hungry

An estimated one billion people will continue to go hungry unless action is taken to address price volatility and improve agricultural production.

The warning has come from Jacques Diouf, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) .

Addressing the agency’s executive body meeting in Rome, he said food production needs to be increased by between 70 and 100 per cent to meet the needs of a growing global population.

We will continue to have the current unacceptable situation of around one billion hungry billion people with the ensuing consequences in terms of social unrest, political turmoil and grave risks for the peace and stability in the world, a situation where the world population is expanding from 6.9 billion to more than 9 billion in the year 2050.”

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