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UNCTAD Discusses African Food Security

© UNCTAD30 June 2009: A panel on “African Food Security: Lessons from the Recent Global Food Crisis” was held on 30 June 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, during the UN Conference on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD) Trade and Development Board Executive Session on Africa.

The meeting ended with a call for a massive, well-funded programme to support small farmers who produce the majority of Africa's food, and stressed that climate change adds to Africa's food crisis by bringing droughts and floods. [UNCTAD Press Release][Panel Website]