Spain hosts food crisis summit

Food experts from all over the globe are gathering in Madrid with the aim of finding ways to combat rising food prices and the fact that approximately 1 billion people suffer from malnutrition around the world.

On the Monday opening day, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos admitted little progress in the global battle against hunger and confirmed that Spain will offer $500 million in agricultural as well as food aid over the next 48 months and so far disbursed about fifty per cent of that.

The summit will formally be closed on Tuesday (the same day the international World Economic Forum begins in Davos, Switzerland) by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez.

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