Food Summit Approves New Strategy, Turns Down UN Appeal

Delegates of approximately 200 countries meeting at the Food Agriculture Organization summit have approved a new strategy for addressing hunger around the globe, the Associated Press reports. The new strategy includes increasing financial assistance to farmers in developing countries to help poor nations minimize their dependence on food aid. However, some delegates have rejected FAO's proposal that each member country gives USD44 million every year to support agricultural development programs in the developing world.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.