Conclusion of the U.N. World Food Security Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bob Stallman (President, American Farm Bureau Federation) speaks regarding the U.N. World Food Security Summit held at Rome.
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In a statement, Mr Stallman said:

“The American Farm Bureau Federation recognizes the challenges that faced this week’s United Nations’ High Level Conference in Rome. Now, continuing efforts are necessary to move forward and implement effective solutions for global food insecurities. We appreciate the active and effective role of the U.S. delegation in constructing a declaration that will hopefully help guide the international community in hunger-relief efforts.

“The current food security issues affecting countries around the world require comprehensive and specific actions aimed at feeding the hungry and support for measures to develop and enhance food security for all nations. Investments in physical infrastructure, research, production technology and trade facilitation will help countries overcome food insecurity.

“Renewable fuel production is a component of U.S. agricultural and energy policy and constitutes an important growing sector of agriculture domestically and globally. We believe that food security and alternative fuel production are both achievable goals.

“All nations must work together to help solve the continuing challenge to increase agricultural production, while providing necessary food aid for a growing world population. This is a time to move forward with solutions, not backpedal with excuses.”

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