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World leaders have made "extraordinary" commitments to short-term food crisis solutions but more work is needed on long-term solutions, the head of the United Nations food agency said Thursday.

Countries and delegations pledged more than $1 billion in food aid to meet emergency needs, said Josette Sheeran, executive director of the World Food Programme.

She was speaking at the end of a three-day U.N.-organized summit in Rome, Italy, to tackle the global food crisis. Read full article »

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