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Agriculture, Hunger and Food Security

Publisher: IEHAM

Despite a dramatic increase in global food availability and substantial progress in poverty reduction, hunger, food insecurity and undernourishment remain at unacceptably high levels and progress in addressing this dimension of poverty has been disappointingly poor. Most people accept that agriculture is linked to hunger and food insecurity, but that the link is not necessarily direct or linear. Most also accept that producing more food will not necessarily alleviate hunger. The world already has more than enough food to feed its population adequately. Understanding how agriculture can most effectively contribute to food security remains a critical question, particularly for policy makers reviewing their approach to agricultural development within the wider framework of economic growth and poverty reduction.

Author(s): Malcolm Ridout, Simon Maxwell, Edward Clay, Stuart Gillespie | Views(342)

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