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  • Tuesday, June 9th 2015 - 07:49 UTC

    Argentina is paradise: poverty below 5% rate Cristina Fernandez tells the world

    The president attended the FAO conference where Argentina was given an award for being one of the countries in which malnutrition levels are below 5%

    Argentine President Cristina Fernández sparked controversy on Sunday when in a speech before the FAO conference in Rome, she endorsed widely disputed government figures on poverty, saying the rate was “below five percent,” adding that destitution in the country stood at 1.27%. If this was correct Argentina's poverty rate is below that of OECD rich league members.

  • Wednesday, July 11th 2012 - 22:09 UTC

    OECD/FAO anticipate promising future for farm-commodity prices

    Agricultural production needs to increase 60% in the next four decades

    World farm commodity prices will edge higher in the next decade, and oilseeds are set to outperform wheat and other cereals, both trends fuelled by demand in emerging economies, the OECD said on Wednesday, presenting a joint report with the UN's food agency FAO.