Alleviating hunger in the world by improving agricultural

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Commission:
Agriculture



Session


:

13
th

MUN 2009

Sponsors

:

Panama, Argentina, Republic of Guinea, Islamic Republic of
Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa


Question of:
ALLEVIATING HUNGER IN THE WORLD BY IMPROVING
AGRIC
ULTURAL YIELD THROUGH MECHANIZATION AND
GENETIC ENGINEERING


The General Assembly
,



Fully aware

that the global food crisis and

rising food prices are
causing widespread hunger,




Taking into consideration

that the global economic crisis will help push
100 million people into poverty and the UN Food and Agriculture
Organization(FAO) forecast the number of people facing hunger would reach
a record of 1.02 billion;



Noting with regret

that good agricultural land is being wasted in many
countries for const
ruction purposes,



Deeply concerned

by the fact that natural disasters severely impact on
crop yield and that
substantial

losses a
re made each year on agricultural
products due to

natural calamities,



Deploring

that
although

many countries in the world h
ave great
potential for agriculture

development
, the lack of financial resources and
in
adequate
infrastructures represent a real constraint
,




1.

Notes with satisfaction

that
scientists have produced pest
-
resistant crops
;


2.

Considers

that with insufficient gl
obal food resources, genetic
engineering is a solution to producing more agricultural products;


3.

Recommends

the setting up of institutions and campaigns to
promote the

use of genetic engineering to the world’s population in order to
make cash crops
more

re
sistant to weather conditions;


4.

Affirms

that the use of

sophisticated machinery
can address

the
problem of poor infrastructure and large scale investment projects

must be
encouraged
;



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Commission:
Agriculture

Sponsors

:

Panama, Arge
ntina, Republic of Guinea, Islamic Republic of
Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa




5.

Emphasizes

that hydroponic and aeroponics culture can be used
to improve product quality and increase

the

agricultural yield of a country;


6.

Invites

Member States

to share their agricultural knowledge and
expertise
;


7.

Stresses

the use of machines for evaluating quality of rice,
storage systems for keeping fruits fresh and processing techniques for
handling crops after harvest;


8.

Calls upon

the IMF, World Bank and dev
eloped
countries to
support developing countries financially and techn
olog
ically to achieve self
-
sufficiency in agricultural products;



9.

Reiterates

that mechanization and genetic engineering can help
to alleviate hunger in the world.