Agricultural cooperatives critical to fight hunger
World Food Day observed in 150 countries
FAO explains that agricultural cooperatives, already enriching millions of small-scale farmers, could expand and make an even greater contribution against poverty and hunger, if they were given the right support by governments, civil society and academia.
Read the rest of the FAO statement and messages from Pope Benedict XVI, UN Secretary General, FAO Director-General, Italian President here.
ILO statement here.