Amid economic crises, climatic shocks, and high and volatile food prices in a world of plenty where nearly 870 million people still go hungry, the United Nations marked World Food Day on October 16, 2012, by highlighting agricultural cooperatives...
October 17, 2012 — OneWorld South Asia
UN FOCUSES ON AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES TO END GLOBAL HUNGER
“The era of seemingly ever-lasting production based upon maximizing inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides, mining supplies of freshwater and fertile arable land and advancements linked to mechanization are hitting their limits, if indeed they have not already hit them,” UNEP’s Executive Director, Achim Steiner, said in a news release... http://southasia.oneworld.net/news/un-focuses-on-agricultural-cooperatives-to-end-global-hunger
UNEP REPORT: AVOIDING FUTURE FAMINES: STRENGTHENING THE ECOLOGICAL BASIS OF SECURITY THROUGH SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.unep.org/publications/ebooks/avoidingfamines/