The world food crisis of 1972-74, which led to the convening of the World Food Conference in November 1974 ard the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Hunger and Malnutrition, focussed the debate on international food policy on two main issues. First, how in the short term could the basic and immediate food needs of the Least Developed and the Most Seriously Affected (MSA) Developing Countries be met by the international community? Secondly, what measures should the international community take in the longer-term to increase food production and improve its consumption and distribution in developing countries?


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