December 08, 2010

Near East in need of agricultural boost

The rapid growth in population, isn’t being matched by growth in agricultural production making the region ever more dependent on food imports.  This trend makes it vital to boost investment in agriculture in the region, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Director-General Jacques Diouf said today.

In a speech to the thirtieth FAO Regional Conference for the Near East, held this year in Khartoum, the Sudan, from Dec. 4-8, Diouf noted that while agricultural yields have improved in some countries in the region, its overall productivity lags behind other world areas. Read more...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine from Perendale Publishers.

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