In the medium and long term, the structural solution to hunger lies in increasing agricultural productivity to increase incomes and produce food at lower cost, especially in poor countries. The importance of longer-term measures is evidenced by the unacceptably high number of people who did not get enough to eat before the crises and are likely to remain hungry even after the food and economic crises have passed. In addition, these measures must be coupled with better governance and institutions at all levels.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Hunger in the developing world after the crisis
Food and economic crises increased the number of hungry people to one billion in 2009.
Reasons: people's inability to afford food due to high prices and a slightly low harvests