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World leaders want $20 billion for food aid

 US President Barack Obama, right,and  Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi  pictured  during the G8/G5 summit in L'Aquila, Italy Thursday July 9, 2009. (AP ...
 US President Barack Obama, right, and  Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi  pictured  during the G8/G5 summit in L'Aquila, Italy Thursday July 9, 2009. (AP...

APTOPIX Italy G8 Summit

US President Barack Obama, right,and Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi pictured during the G8/G5 summit in L'Aquila, Italy Thursday July 9, 2009. (AP ...

Italy G8 Summit

US President Barack Obama, right, and Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi pictured during the G8/G5 summit in L'Aquila, Italy Thursday July 9, 2009. (AP...

World leaders say they want to provide $20 billion over the next three years to increase food production in developing countries and help the poor feed themselves.
The new amount is a $5 billion increase for an initiative that marks a shift in the global fight against hunger.
Leaders meeting in Italy say they want to focus less on sending food to the poor and more on helping small farmers in developing countries produce more and better crops.
Premier Silvio Berlusconi, the host of the meeting of the Group of Eight and other nations, said Friday that leaders decided to raise the initial figure from $15 billion during talks held with African leaders in the morning.