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INCREASED investment in agricultural research and development, storage capacity and logistics will be critical in feeding the world sustainably by the year 2050, the inaugural Rabobank F20 (Food) Summit found.

The F20 – attended by more than 650 farmers and international agribusiness industry participants in Sydney, Australia, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit last week – called for an urgent focus on increasing research and development and improving storage and infrastructure around the world in the challenge to almost double global food supply by 2050, to feed a forecast population of nine billion people.

Improving education and access to information on food and agriculture and addressing imbalances in market power across food supply chains were also identified as crucial elements in increasing world food availability...

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    THE STORY SO FAR

    VIDEO: Why an F20? Rabobank's regional managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Thos Gieskes, explains how a planned food summit in Sydney will put the spotlight on the challenge of feeding the world.

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    F20: AS IT HAPPENED

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