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"Fight Against Hunger Needs Greater Investment from Private Sector"

“There can be no freedom from hunger – there can be no food security – without the active participation of all sectors of society, including the private sector,”  said  FAO’s Director-General, José Graziano da Silva. Speaking at a high-level conference in Istanbul focused on promoting private agricultural investment and trade from the Black Sea to the Mediterra nean, Mr. Graziano da Silva said that apart from important investments, financial and in-kind contributions, the private sector can make another important valuable contribution, namely political support to food security. There can be no freedom from hunger – there can be no food security – without the active participation of all sectors of society, including the private sector. “We need to build consensus and mobilize all stakeholders towards this goal. With the private sector on board, national and international efforts to fight hunger have added legitimacy,” he told the gathering of leaders in agribusiness and t