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Food summit resolves to fight hunger

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MUMBAI, June 12

A TOTAL of 182 countries have committed to reduce the number of hungry people by 2015, according to the final declaration of the World Food Summit.

Heads of state and governments approved the declaration on the opening day of the four-day summit, calling on governments, international organisations, civil society organisations and the private sector to `reinforce' their efforts to act as an international alliance against hunger.

"With a view to reversing the overall decline of agriculture and rural development in the national budgets of developing countries, in official development assistance (ODA) and in total lending in international financial institutions, we call for an adequate share for those sectors of bilateral and multilateral ODA, lending by international financial institutions and budgetary allocations of developing countries," the declaration said.

It urged developed countries to make concrete efforts towards the target of 0.7 per cent of gross national product as official development assistance to developing countries.

According to the declaration, a speedy, effective and full implementation of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative is critical.

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