World Food Day
Organizations noting UN World Food Day on October 16th, 2012.
As poverty and drought-stricken areas of the world face another year of food shortages and rising food prices due to drought in the US and other grain-producing regions, we recommend the informational video about The World Bank's Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), which was launched in response to the global food crisis in 2009 as a multilateral effort to "address the underfunding of country and regional agriculture and food security strategic investment plans". GASFB invests in the private sector in order to increase agricultural productivity and support improved agricultural programs worldwide. According to GAFSP, food production will need to increase by 70% to meet the needs of a growing global population by 2050.