Topic: Jacques Diouf
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned at UN food summit in Rome that 6 million children die of hunger a year, but critics say new money to tackle the problem is unlikely.
Wealthy countries seek land in Cambodia, Madagascar, and Brazil.
Although commodity prices for a wide range of crops have fallen by as much as 50 percent from record highs in June, the financial crisis is expected to make food shortages dramatically worse.
The rising prices complicate policy efforts to battle recession.