AGRICULTURE: A World Without Hunger - Still a Distant Dream

Author: Jorge Pina, Inter Press Service, Published on: 1 June 2001

The current pace at which the number of hungry people in the world is being cut - by eight million a year - is not fast enough if nations are to make good on their pledge to reduce the number of undernourished people to half the 1996 total of 800 million by 2015, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warned Friday.

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