European Agricultural Research, World Food Situation and Development
The World Food Summit is over, and on behalf of the Director General, Mr Jacques Diouf and FAO, I am pleased to be able to give you a report on the outcome of the Summit, with particular emphasis on matters that relate to research issues. You will appreciate that FAO does view research in a more global than European setting. FAO’s immediate concern is with food insecure in poor countries rather than in Europe. Food insecurity in Europe is — with the possible exception of areas in Russia — currently a question of purchasing power at household level. However, the research paradigm that underlies European agricultural research is surprisingly similar to that which has guided tropical agricultural research over the last few decades.
KeywordsSocial Capital Food Security Agricultural Research Food Insecure Natural Capital
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