The World Bank has announced a 1.2 billion dollar program to fight the global food crisis, including 200 million dollars in grants to poor countries facing the most dire needs. The new program aims to speed up aid to those in need as "high food prices are making the bottom billion (people) into potentially the bottom two billion," World Bank president Robert Zoellick said. The Bank also said it would boost its overall support for global agriculture and food to six billion dollars next year, up 50 percent. Crop insurance and other assistance for small farmers in developing countries will be part of the program, Zoellick said in a media teleconference from the sidelines of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development.