(23 Feb 09 - RV) The crisis in the world economy has worsened the global food ‘crunch’.
There are currently almost one billion people in the world who go to bed hungry every
A high-profile conference organized by Italy’s Aspen Institute in
Rome over the weekend discussed strategies to reverse the current economic downturn
and, within that framework, explored ways of achieving food security for the world.
Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, Josette Sheeran, says that it is
necessary to continue meeting emergency food needs despite the global financial crisis.