Food crisis fears prompt UN wake-up call to world leaders

October 16, 2013 at 9:57 am Leave a comment


Governments in rich and poor countries alike should renounce their focus on agribusiness and give more support to small-scale, local food production to achieve global food security and tackle climate change, according to a report from Unctad, the UN trade and development body.

The 2013 Trade and Environment Review, calls on governments to “wake up before it is too late” and shift rapidly towards farming models that promote a greater variety of crops, reduced fertiliser use and stronger links between small farms and local consumers.

Read the article posted on The Guardian here.

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Entry filed under: Business, Climate, Economy, Food.

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