About Hunger

HUNGER: A GROWING EPIDEMIC

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations reports that 870 million people around the world do not have enough to eat. The FAO cites causes including “high domestic food prices, lower incomes and increasing unemployment.” To combat the increasing issue of worldwide hunger, the FAO has identified safety nets and sustainable hunger relief solutions as a “two track” approach to help relieve hunger, writing:

“Safety net interventions should address the immediate impact on the vulnerable while also providing sustainable solutions to the underlying problems…safety nets must enable recipients to become more credit-worthy and more able to access modern inputs and adopt new technologies, thus allowing them to graduate from the safety-net programme . . . to lift themselves out of hunger, the food-insecure need control over resources, access to opportunities . . .”

Combating this trend will not be an easy task, which is why innovative solutions are needed to help resource critical populations and provide those in poverty with the tools needed to defeat the cycle of hunger. These are the underlying principles of Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Project Partnership.

The State of Food Insecurity in the World; Economic crises – impacts and lessons learned. 2012 online http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/i3027e/i3027e00.pdf

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