Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A new trade system

"The 2008 meeting should "should lay the ground for a new system of agricultural trade that offers farmers, in developed and developing countries alike, the means of earning a decent living," Diouf said.

The summit would also aim to set up an "emergency intervention fund" to help farmers in vulnerable countries rapidly increase output when commodity market spikes hit food import bills. Rising prices early this year plunged millions of people into hunger and sparked food riots around the world." (Thanks D.)

FAO finally wakes up

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