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International Agricultural Assessment Calls for Change

WASHINGTON/LONDON/NAIROBI/DELHI - 15th April 2008. The way the world grows its food will have to change radically to better serve the poor and hungry if the world is to cope with a growing population and climate change while avoiding social breakdown and environmental collapse.

A new report by over 400 scientists says the way the world grows its food will have to change radically to better serve the poor and hungry if the world is to cope with a growing population and climate change while avoiding social breakdown and environmental collapse. The International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development released its report April 15, following an intergovernmental plenary in Johannesburg. The report has assessed that the way to meet challenges of hunger, poverty, and inequity lies in putting in place institutional, economic and legal frameworks that combine productivity with the protection and conservation of natural resources like soils, water, forests, and biodiversity while meeting production needs. more.....

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