FAO High-Level Conference Identifies Measures to Ensure World Food Security

5 June 2008: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) High-Level

Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and

Bioenergy, which convened in Rome, Italy, from 3-5 June 2008, adopted a

Declaration, outlining immediate as well as medium- and long-term measures to

ensure food security.

Among other actions, it requests the FAO, in partnership

with the World Food Programme, the International Fund for Agricultural

Development and others, to monitor food security and develop strategies to

improve it. Together with the Report of the Conference, the Declaration offers

input to the draft framework for action developed by the Secretary-General's High-Level

Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis, which Secretary-General Ban

Ki-moon presented to the Conference. [FAO Conference website]

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