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Jul 2, 2010 / Richard Hall

DIRECT FROM WORLD BANK

Visiting the World Bank in June 2010

Friday 25 June

At the end of the week, I went to Washington, where my first meeting was with someone who had just come from a briefing session on nutrition and health at the White House. My second meeting was with the International Finance Corporation arm of The World Bank.

The subject of our discussion was putting into practice some of the big picture aspirations expressed at the United Nations. More specifically, it was about improving agricultural production of certain fruits that are likely to be in short supply as world demand increases.

Would industry fund a joint initiative with The World Bank to boost output ? We were talking about possible projects in Latin America, East Europe and Asia.

Well, time will tell. Anything you can do ?

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