“The number of people suffering from hunger and poverty now exceeds 1 billion.” — G8 Joint Statement on Global Food Security, 10 July 2009
“Today, hunger preys on nearly a billion people, stunting children and national economies. Hunger is the world’s greatest solvable problem but it does not require a scientific breakthrough. We have the money, technology and knowledge to do it.” The Year in Review, 2011 — UN World Food Programme
“Over 1 billion people are employed in world agriculture, representing 1 in 3 of all workers. In sub-Saharan Africa, over 60 percent of the entire workforce are involved in agriculature.” — United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
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