Boosting food production offsets price hikes

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Food exporting countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are examining how to continue to profit from the global price hikes while protecting their urban poor.

The recent escalation in food prices is due to a global shortage in stocks and the inability of producers to keep up with increasing demands.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in its bi-annual report predicts food prices are likely to remain high into 2012.

Alan Bojanic, FAO's Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean spoke to Jocelyne Sambira about some of the solutions being brought to the table.

Duration: 3'25″

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