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Published on Mar 23, 2011
Every day almost 1 billion people go to bed hungry. Every minute 170 become desperately poor because food is too expensive. Since last year, wheat prices have increased by 79%, rice by 17%, and maize by 73%. Food has never been so expensive. The world is hungry and we need to find solutions.
Send us your ideas to put food first for the world's 1 billion hungry people at worldbank.org/openforum. Join the global online discussion and listen to experts from around the globe debate these solutions April 14-15 at the World Bank Open Forum on the Food Crisis. Featuring host Matt Frei of BBC, Josette Sheeran of the World Food Programme, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of the World Bank, and other food experts from around the world.