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Higher productivity key to world's food security

Higher productivity key to world's food security

Updated 18 January 2012, 18:40 AEDT

Food prices are expected to spike again this year with India suffering its worst drought in 40 years.

And the outlook for food prices and production don't look good in the long run either. The United Nations says food production must double within 40 years to meet the demand of a growing world population. Already a billion people suffer from hunger and a lack of nutrition, partly due to depleted investment in agricultural production.

Presenter: Sen Lam

Speaker: Will Martin, research manager for rural development, World Bank

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