Re-elected FAO Head Outlines Agency’s Priorities; Assistant Director-General Says Price Speculation Hurting Global Food Security

Reuters: Financial speculation on food hurting world’s hungry: U.N.
“Food has increasingly become a target for opportunist investors looking for easy profit, hurting the world’s poor and fuelling instability, [Jomo Sundaram, an assistant director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)] said on Monday…” (Arsenault, 6/8).

U.N. News Centre: Ending hunger, boosting nutrition, and tackling climate change top priorities — U.N. agriculture agency chief
“José Graziano da Silva, two days after his re-election as the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for another four years, [Monday] announced that eradicating hunger, raising levels of nutrition, and addressing climate change are among the agency’s top priorities during his second term…” (6/8).

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