Invest in agriculture to break poverty cycle

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Women tend crops in rural Afghanistan. UN Photo/Fardin Waezi

Investments need to be made in agriculture if the world's poorest people are to get enough to eat according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The UN estimates that around 800 million people are currently undernourished.

On World Food Day, marked on 16 October each year, the UN is urging governments to spend more on agricultural development but also on programmes to reduce poverty and vulnerability in rural areas.

Laura Gelbert asked FAO's Carla Mucavi, about the importance of the day.

Duration: 2'37"

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