Thursday, March 06, 2003

Hundreds of millions of chronically hungry people

The world's population will be better fed by 2030, but hundreds of millions of people in developing countries will remain chronically hungry. This is one of the key messages of World agriculture: towards 2015/2030.
The study says that the number of hungry people is expected to decline from around 800 million today to about 440 million in 2030. This means, that the target of the World Food Summit in 1996, to reduce the number of hungry by half by 2015, will not even be met by 2030. It stated that parts of South Asia may be still in a difficult position and much of sub-Saharan Africa will probably not be significantly better off than at present in the absence of concerted action by all concerned. Therefore the world must brace itself for continuing interventions to cope with the consequences of local food crises and for action to remove permanently their root causes. Read ” more"

(posted by Iman)

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