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, 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.”


“40. We note the call of the High-Level Expert Forum “How to Feed the world in 2050” for, inter alia, a substantial increase in investment in the agricultural sector in developing countries. We support public/private cooperation and private investment, both domestic and foreign, for agriculture and food security in developing countries. We support the establishment of national legislation, as appropriate, to facilitate and sustain private investment in agriculture, nutrition, food security and rural development. We agree to continue studying principles and good practices to promote responsible international agricultural investment.

41. We pledge our actions and support to implement this Declaration.”