07 Jun Hunger elimination versus food security
Read an interesting article this morning about India’s and malnutrition which is fitting as I get ready to go to the Policies Against Hunger conference in Berlin.
The article is called: “What we need is not a food security Bill but a hunger elimination Act”
Some of the solutions or ideas proposed in the article are perhaps oversimplified but one thought really resonated as the G8 gears up to “beat hunger”: “Anti-poverty measures/programmes are unlikely to solve the malnutrition problem.” I think this is a key point and often agricultural investment is framed not as a process to ensure greater food outputs to feed people (as often investment in agriculture is directed towards non-edible commodities), but as poverty reduction measures that will give people income that will allow them to purchase food.
argylesockPosted at 06:41h, 07 June
I look forward to your report on the conference.