High-Level Conference on World Food Security

This summit meeting of world Heads of State and Government responds to the international emergency caused by soaring food prices. Beyond immediate solutions, however, it will seek to map out a
strategy for world food security in the years ahead.

Emerging challenges to food security such as climate change and bioenergy will be addressed while, crucially, policies and measures will be weighed to help farmers everywhere take advantage of
higher prices to produce more food for a growing world population.

The vital importance of these issues is ensuring the participation of a large number of world leaders, including President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
of Brazil and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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