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"The world produces enough food to feed everyone," asserts Samuel Gayi, Head of UNCTAD's Special Unit on Commodities. "But, a billion people eat far too much, while another billion eat far too little."

In this Vi multimedia teaching resource, Gayi begins by introducing the topic of food security, describing its key dimensions, and exploring the causes of the 2008 food crisis. He also examines threats to the availability of and accessibility to food, such as competing uses of crops, skewed geographical distribution of food production and food waste.

Wrapping up the presentation, he looks at how trade can be both good and bad for food security, and proposes policy options to support the goal of making sufficient food available to all.

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