A high-level forum of experts will address the
challenge of feeding the world this week. The World Food Week begins Monday in
Rome as part of efforts by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to
draw the attention of the world to the plight of over one billion hungry
people. A series of major events have been planned for the forum which will
also mark World Food Day on Friday.
High Level Experts
Wiebe, the Deputy Director of Agricultural Development at the Economics
Division of the FAO told VOA Nightline’s Akwei Thompson about 300 experts from
across the world – from research organizations, private companies,
non-governmental organizations, farmers organizations and all other different
backgrounds have been invited to encourage a ”wide variety of view points on
the challenges the world faces.”
said the forum is “an effort to capture the attention that the world has put on
food and agriculture in the last couple of years” and to look at the current
crisis as well as the longer term challenges looming in the horizon.