Investments to reduce hunger and undernutrition

Investments to reduce hunger and undernutrition

The authors point out that world food production is more than adequate for feeding the global population, nonetheless, because of the threat posed by climate change and to make food more affordable, they stress the need to invest in increased production. This is framed within the current context of world hunger and food production considering probable trends over the next few decades.

The second major point in the report is that rather than simply focusing on a single aspect of undernutrition, the author argue for bundling. They suggest 3 investments:

  • accelerating yield enhancements;
  • market innovations that reduce hunger;
  • interventions to reduce micronutrient malnutrition and to reduce the prevalence of stunting.

Section four of the paper contains the caveats and cautions around these proposals, and is followed by the conclusion.

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