Producing food for the world’s growing rural and urban populations starts with agricultural land. Reducing current high levels of hunger and malnutrition, as called for by the Sustainable Development Goals, will depend on land use decisions and governance from the global to the local level. Although about 40 percent of the world’s land is used for crop production and pasture, today some 800 million people remain food insecure and as many as 2 billion are malnourished. Achieving food security requires physical, social, and economic access to safe and nutritious food.
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O ministro da Agricultura, Capoulas Santos, anunciou que Portugal se vai bater pela manutenção das verbas que recebe de Bruxelas para a agricultura e ver com atenção a proposta de introduzir cofinanciamento nos pagamentos diretos aos agricultores.