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Why Invest in Agriculture?

Increased Agricultural Investment is Critical to Fighting Hunger

Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger is the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) for a reason: none of the other MDGs can be met without food security and economic development. Because 75 percent of the poor in developing countries live in rural areas, strengthening the agricultural sector can not only improve access to nutritious food, it does more at least twice as much to reduce rural poverty than investment in any other sector. (More>>)

Map of FAO Bioenergy Projects

This map shows the geographical distribution of the recent (green), ongoing (blue) and pipeline (red) FAO bioenergy projects as of February 2009. (More>>)

FAO Hunger Map

This map shows prevalence of undermourishment in total population. (See the Map).


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