World must act today to boost rice supply: experts

Agence France-Presse: Urgent action is needed to reverse inefficient farming methods and boost the world's supply of rice in order to prevent rising poverty and hunger, experts told a major world rice congress on Tuesday. "We must take action now, not next week, not next month, not next year, but today," Kanayo Nwanze, president of the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development, told the gathering in Hanoi. Rice is the staple food for more than three billion people, about half the world's population, and......

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