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by UN Food and Agriculture Organisation

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The first is a regional strategy framework to bring countries together to improve food security and nutrition. At present, the number of undernourished people in the 19 countries of the Near East and North Africa remains high at nearly 43.7 million, or 10 percent of the population. Reducing those numbers while coping with a ongoing population growth, increasing scarcity of natural resources and climate change will require much closer inter-governmental cooperation. The framework endorsed today calls on governments to work together to address lagging productivity growth through increased investment in research and development; improvements to supply chain efficiencies that will reduce exposure to market volatility and other shocks; and strengthened safety nets and nutrition education programs

Available at: http://www.trust.org/item/20140228111530-bjv0g/ 

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