Investment in agriculture needed to feed 9 billion people by 2050

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A group of women working in their village vegetable garden. ©FAO/Antonello Proto

Investment in agriculture and rural development is going to be crucial in fighting poverty and feeding a global population that is expected to reach nine billion in 2050.

That's according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The agency is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the FAO's Investment Centre this year which is devoted to improving public and private investment in developing and transition countries.

Murielle Sarr asked Gustavo Merino, Director of the FAO's Investment Centre how it supports these countries.

Duration: 3'34"

 

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