· Make the international trade system work more effectively so more food is available, and at reasonable prices;
· Increase humanitarian aid to cushion the impact of high food prices on vulnerable populations;
· Find a way to boost harvests in the next year and continue investment in agriculture over the long run;
· Help governments struggling to cope with the food crisis through fiscal support.
"Substantial new resources will be needed -- perhaps as much as $15 to $20 billion a year as our efforts build up," Ban said.
The World Food Program announced Wednesday it has given an extra $1.2 billion in aid to 62 countries hardest hit by the global food crisis. The U.N. agency is already providing some $5 billion to 90 million people in 78 countries this year.