Yesterday, the UC Food Observer shared information about SIFO – State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 – a report issued by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme.
The report highlights the links between the world’s growing economic inequality and hunger. The conclusion of experts? To solve the intractable problem of hunger, end poverty. Per the report, about 70% of the world’s population has no access to social safety nets. Social protection programs – including cash transfers to small and family farmers, school meals and vouchers, health care, etc. – are vital to improving food security. Access to jobs and education in rural areas is also critical.
Very few of us will have the time to read the full report. Mark Anderson (@MarkC_Anderson) has put together a terrific analysis (with infographics) for The Guardian. Today’s must read.
Report: State of food insecurity in the world 2015
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