Published on August 8, 2012 at 7:28 AM
"International leaders are increasingly aware of the importance and potential of raising productivity through these solutions," Bertini and Glickman write, noting, "The U.S. government, the G8 and the G20 have put global food security high on their agendas in the past few years." They add, "But we need to continue to upgrade our investments and work with policymakers and private enterprises around the world to support market-oriented and environmentally sustainable farming that can jump-start economic growth in developing countries, lift millions out of poverty and increase global agricultural production" (8/7).
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