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Responding to the global food crisis - EU Food Facility Programme

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Hunger is one of the greatest scourges facing the world at present. The United Nations has defined its eradication (together with poverty) as the greatest of all its Millennium Development Goals (MDG), which it wants to achieve by 2015.
To set about reaching these goals, and to respond to the global food crisis, the European Union (EU) has allocated €1 billion for its Food Facility programme following a commitment made at the G8 of Hokkaido in 2008. The main aims of the programme are to support agriculture, to improve food security and to protect vulnerable population groups.
The specific projects funded by the programme are providing financial support to 50 developing countries (mainly in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa), in partnership with other international and local actors (such as the Food and Agriculture Organization).

Type: VNR   Reference: I-066317   Date: 02/07/2010   Duration: 08:50
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