World Summit on Food Security, Rome 16-18 November 2009: Declaration

Sectors : Agricultural investment and production, Financial Institutions, markets, services and microfinance, Infrastructure General, Investment, Gender and economic opportunity, Energy, climate change and technology, Food security
Organisation : FAO
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Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Agriculture - Agricultural investment and production

“17. We support rural development, creation of employment and more equitable income generation and distribution to overcome poverty and increase access to food. We will create the conditions for production increases, including access to improved seed and inputs and adaptation of agriculture to climate change, recognizing the mitigating potential of sustainable agriculture. We will work to increase public investment and encourage private investment in country developed plans for rural infrastructure and support services, including -but not limited- to roads, storage, irrigation, communication infrastructure, education, technical support and health.”


“19. We commit to building capacity, focusing on integrated actions addressing policy, institutions and people, with a special emphasis on smallholders and women farmers. We particularly stress the importance for developing countries of strengthening institutional capacity to develop and implement effective evidence-based policies that ensure access to food, address malnutrition and enable smallholders to access technologies, inputs, capital goods, credit and markets. We will, as appropriate, strengthen the capacity of farmers and the capacity of farmers’ organizations.”