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  • Food Security Through Earth Observation

    In 2008 and 2010, agricultural droughts in Russia, Ukraine, China and Australia, combined with the increased demand for biofuel and reactive trade policies, resulted in unprecedented grain prices and market instability. Between 2009 and 2010, the global price of wheat and corn increased by 80 percent. Amid deepening concern over food supply and demand, the 2009 U.N. World Food Summit made a Declaration on Food Security, calling for increased international cooperation to “improve the quality of national agricultural statistics and early warning and forecasting systems for food insecurity and vulnerability.”