A critical analysis of the causes of world food insecurity

A critical analysis of the causes of world food insecurity

Although world food and agricultural production, based on current trends, should be sufficient to meet demand in the decades ahead, the world still faces a serious food crisis that is as dangerous and life-threatening for millions of poor people today as in the past. The main objective of this article is to illuminate the world food situation and to make a critical analysis of the root causes of world food insecurity by identifying the various misconceptions surrounding our understanding of hunger, starvation and poverty. A clear and deeper understanding of the real causes of hunger and malnutrition in poor countries is imperative to challenge and enable policy-makers and planners to lay the groundwork at the grassroots level for appropriate policy measures and development programmes aimed at alleviating poverty and ensuring food security. [author]

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