Can We Eradicate Hunger?

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  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-WIDER
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University Press
    VOLUME:
    Policy Brief No. 1, 2008
    TITLE:
    Can We Eradicate Hunger?
    AUTHORS:
    by Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis
    PUB DATE:
    2008•12•27
    ISSN WEB:
    1814-8026
    ISBN 13:
    978-92-808-3049-1
    COPYRIGHT:
    United Nations University
    COPYRIGHT YEAR:
    2008

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    World hunger is prevalent yet receives relatively less attention compared to poverty. The MDGs have taken a step to address this with the resolution of halving the number of starving people in the world by 2015. A substantial and sustainable reduction in hunger will also greatly improve the chances of meeting the MDGs related to poverty reduction, education, child mortality, maternal health, and disease.

    Hunger though is not a straightforward problem of producing enough to feed the world’s population; it has many cross-cutting dimensions. This study addresses a combination of economic, social, and political perspectives, drawing upon academic research of the economic factors and the experiences of international organizations and civil society.