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"We are reminding our partners that the main street in the north and the village road in the south have to be considered equally," she said.
The World Food Program supplies emergency sustenance to about 80 nations, but Sisulu wants the Rome-based agency to do more to tackle the causes of starvation.
She said that means buying more food from small African farmers and giving them support to boost their yields: fertilizer, high-tech seeds, irrigation, and mechanical equipment.
Despite the global economic crisis, Sachs is adamant that the world is not short of money -- only strategic vision. He said the poverty and overpopulation that fuel Third World warfare could be reversed if the U.S. increased its aid there from the current US$5.5 billion to US$30 billion.
But he doubts that will happen.
"The attitude in the United States is: We have big budget deficits, so how can you even dream of doing this?" he said. "We don't think ahead. We let major problems slide until financial crises or wars break out."
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