22.03.2013 - Greater attention needed to farming sector, experts tell commodities meeting
A series of experts urged broad, well-designed strategies to ensure that the higher prices, which have now lasted for a decade, are harnessed in order to achieve significant and durable reductions in poverty in the developing world. For that to happen, they said, greater attention must be paid to the needs of the globe's 450 million smallholder farmers, and to the millions of impoverished non-farming families, often in the same countries, who suffer when food costs climb. Opening the debate, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Petko Draganov said: "In essence, high commodities prices have so far had only a limited impact on poverty reduction...............................................Full Article: Source
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