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Personal / corporate author: Global Forum on Agricultural Research
Publisher: Global Forum on Agricultural Research
Publication date: 23/03/2009

Statement from GFAR to the FAO High Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy, Rome, 3-5 June 2008. On behalf of the global community for research for development, GFAR calls on all people of the world to take stock of the central importance of agriculture to their lives in the way they use and consume natural resources and to redouble efforts to generate and make available technologies that meet the food needs of humanity, while minimizing damage to the environment and which will enable the rural poor and disadvantaged to escape from poverty and live with dignity, both now and into the future.