Half a billion smallholder farmers globally need support: UN chief

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Farmer in Mali. UN Photo/Marco Dormino

Governments around the world have been urged to support smallholder farmers as they struggle to produce food in increasingly fragile ecosystems.

The call came from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a meeting of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome on Wednesday.

The CFS was created in 1974 to serve as a forum for governments to review and follow up on food security policies.

The Secretary-General said that ending hunger can be achieved.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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