Policy Paper No. 2
The struggle against hunger is determined in rural areas
923 million people around the world go to bed hungry – and the number is increasing. Paradoxically, hunger is most widespread in regions where food is produced, in rural regions. (2008)
This should not and need not be the case. Food security for all people is not a utopian vision. In view of the current global food crisis, it is important that we not only focus on the effects of price increases, the boom in biofuels and climate fluctuations, but that we also overcome the structural causes, such as trade distortions, the discrimination of small farmers and rural areas, as well as inadequate education and healthcare systems.
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