World food stocks to rise, but hunger risks persist in Sahel and Near EastListen /
The outlook for cereal production worldwide is optimistic, but certain regions of the world are still at risk for hunger according to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, FAO.
The Crop Prospects and Food Situation report forecasts a 3.2% increase in world cereal production this year, compared to 2011. It also expects a drop in food prices.
But, the FAO warns that rainfall, severe weather, armed conflict and displacement is threatening the food supply in various regions including Africa's Sahel and the Near East.
Patrick Maigua in Geneva spoke with Kisan Gunjal, FAO's Food Emergency Expert about the report.