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Last updated Saturday, September 24, That is equivalent to: Meaningful long-term alleviation of hunger is rooted in the alleviation of poverty, as poverty leads to hunger. World hunger is a terrible symptom of world poverty.
If efforts are only directed at providing food, or improving food production or distribution, then the structural root causes that create hunger, poverty and dependency would still remain.
While resources and energies are deployed to relieve hunger through technical measures such as improving agriculture, and as important as these are, inter-related issues such as poverty means that political solutions are likely required as well for meaningful and long term hunger alleviation.
There are many inter-related issues causing hunger, which are related to economics and other factors that cause poverty. They include land rights and ownership, diversion of land use to non-productive use, increasing emphasis on export-oriented agriculture, inefficient agricultural practices, war, famine, drought, over-fishing, poor crop yields, etc.
This section introduces some of these issues. Further, there is a risk of continuing the poverty and dependency without realizing it, because the act of attempting to provide more food etc can appear so altruistic in motive.
To solve world hunger in the long run, poverty alleviation is required. Food aid when not for emergency relief can actually be very destructive on the economy of the recipient nation and contribute to more hunger and poverty in the long term.
Free, subsidized, or cheap food, below market prices undercuts local farmers, who cannot compete and are driven out of jobs and into poverty, further slanting the market share of the larger producers such as those from the US and Europe. Many poor nations are dependent on farming, and so such food aid amounts to food dumping.
In the past few decades, more powerful nations have used this as a foreign policy tool for dominance rather than for real aid. The way the food aid programs of various rich countries is structured may be of concern.
In fact, food aid when not for emergency relief can actually be very destructive on the economy of the recipient nation.
Dumping food on to poorer nations i. Corruption Last updated Sunday, September 04, We often hear leaders from rich countries telling poor countries that aid and loans will only be given when they show they are stamping out corruption.
While that definitely needs to happen, the rich countries themselves are often active in the largest forms of corruption in those poor countries, and many economic policies they prescribe have exacerbated the problem.
Corruption in developing countries definitely must be high on the priority lists and is increasingly becoming so in the wake of the global financial crisisbut so too must it be on the priority lists of rich countries.
However, the US has proposed enormous changes to an outcome document that is to be signed by all members. There are changes on almost all accounts, including striking any mention of the Millennium Development Goals, that aim for example, to halve poverty and world hunger by This has led to concerns that the outcome document will be weakened.
Developing countries are also worried about stronger text on human rights and about giving the UN Security Council more powers. Last updated Friday, July 13, The purpose of the mass demonstrations was to protest against the current form of globalization, which is seen as unaccountable, corporate-led, and non-democratic, and to show the link between poverty and the various policies of the IMF and the World Bank.
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