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FAO: No sustainable development without hunger eradication

There can be no sustainable development without hunger eradication, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said in a report released Wednesday in preparation for the Rio+20 Summit coming up in June in Rio de Janeiro.

  • The report, “Towards the Future We Want: End Hunger and Make the Transition to Sustainable Agricultural and Food Systems,” urges governments to:
  • Establish and protect rights to resources, especially for the poor;
  • Incorporate incentives for sustainable consumption and production into food systems;
  • Promote fair and well-functioning agricultural and food markets;
  • Reduce risks and increase the resilience of the most vulnerable; and
  • Invest public resources in essential public goods, especially innovation and infrastructure.

“Toward the Future We Want”