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Feast or famine

Can the world's food production keep up with increasing demand? And will economic liberalisation help achieve food security or widen the gap between the rich and the poor?

This media briefing provides an overview of the issues in the run-up to the World Food Summit in November 1996, which aimed to bring world leaders together to call attention to the threat of a global food crisis.

It examines the criticisms made by some commentators that despite the good intentions expressed, actual commitments and targets for achieving food security were lacking.

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