Crop Biotech Update

FAO Head and German Minister Call for Eradication of Hunger through Agri Investments

January 23, 2013

The German Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Ilse Aigner, and the Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General José Graziano da Silva called for increased agricultural investments to eliminate hunger and feed the growing global population, after the meeting ahead of the Agriculture Ministers' Berlin Summit 2013.

They stressed that the investments in agriculture were still low in regions with severe hunger and poverty. It is imperative that farmers would have a supportive environment that makes agriculture attractive for investments. Thus, national governments must ensure good governance, clear and fair incentives, and access to good infrastructure, public services and information for farmers in rural areas.

Read FAO's media release at http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/168390/icode/.