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Financial Turmoil Could Aggravate Global Food Crisis

Article: Financial Turmoil Could Aggravate Global Food Crisis

ROME, Italy, October 15, 2008 (ENS) – Dr. Jacques Diouf worries that the global financial crisis will cause wealthy governments to reduce food and agriculture aid to developing countries and introduce protectionist measures to keep out their agricultural products. “The global financial crisis should not make us forget the food crisis,” Diouf said Tuesday. “Borrowing,…

$13 Billion Pledged to Feed the World's Hungry

Article: $13 Billion Pledged to Feed the World's Hungry

NEW YORK, New York, June 6, 2008 (ENS) – The high-level food security summit that ended last night in Rome garnered another.$6 billion in new funding to tackle the global food crisis, the top United Nations relief official said today at UN headquarters. UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes briefs reporters. (Photo courtesy UN)…