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Imran Khan proposes 5-point agenda to uplift agricultural sectors of the developing countries

Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday proposed a five-point agenda to uplift agricultural sectors of the developing countries that faced a setback due to coronavirus.

The premier mentioned the five-point agenda during his address to the forty-fourth session of the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s Governing Council.

According to a report of the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP), globally, 690 million people, about 8.9% of the population, go hungry – up by nearly 60 million in five years.

A quarter of the world’s population does not have reliable access to safe and nutritious food, it added.

“Healthy food is unaffordable to many, especially the poor, in every region of the world.”

The WFP report added that worldwide, women are more likely to go hungry than men, with the situation exacerbated by laws and cultural norms that restrict access to property, equal pay and health care.

“Despite goals to achieve zero hunger by 2030, the United Nations estimates that the number of hungry people will rise to 840 million in five years if current trends continue.”

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