LEADERS AT UN SUMMIT TAKE STEPS TO ENSURE FOOD SECURITY FOR 9 BILLION PEOPLE BY 2050


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LEADERS AT UN SUMMIT TAKE STEPS TO ENSURE FOOD SECURITY FOR 9 BILLION PEOPLE BY 2050

 

NEW YORK, September 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With demand for food set to increase 60 per cent by 2050, world leaders, major corporations and civil society at the United Nations Climate Summit today pledged commitments to transform agricultural practices by increasing productivity while reducing carbon emissions.

 

“I am glad to see action that will increase agricultural productivity, build resilience for farmers and reduce carbon emissions,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he opened the meeting. “These efforts will improve food and nutrition security for billions of people.”

 

Nine billion people are expected to be living on the planet in 25 years and food production will need to spike in order to feed them.

 

Today, at the biggest climate conference in history, more than 20 Governments, and 30…

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