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Richer countries like Canada must deliver proactive aid says head of UN rural food agency

Richer countries like Canada must deliver proactive aid says head of UN rural food agency

Rich countries need to get their priorities straight if they want to stop "massively" increasing their spending on reactive humanitarian aid, says Alvaro Lario, head of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development.  He is urging Canada to consider tackling the root causes of some of the food crisis issues, rather than only trying to “put a Band-Aid on” regions facing conflicts over resources and forced migration.

"With the population growth we have, the trajectory is clear. So, unless you put some type of solution, in the form of much bigger investments and a much higher speed, we will end up in a much worse situation." 

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