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Title: Food Insecurity, Vulnerability and Human Rights Failure
Authors: Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis Shabd S. Acharya and Benjamin Davis Anthony Shorrocks
Keywords: Food supply
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Description: Despite the scale of human suffering brought about by malnutrition, the fight against world hunger receives far less attention than the fight against poverty, especially from bilateral and multilateral donors and lending agen- cies. The UN Millennium Declaration in 2000 set the Millennium Devel- opment Goals (MDGs), the first of which is to halve poverty and hunger by 2015. According to FAO, if each of the developing regions continues to reduce hunger at the current pace, only South America and the Caribbean will reach the MDG target of cutting the proportion of hungry people by half. None will reach the more ambitious World Food Summit goal of halv- ing the number of hungry people. Hunger and malnutrition are major causes of the deprivation and suffering targeted by all of the other MDGs. Without rapid progress in reducing hunger, achieving other MDGs related to poverty reduction, education, child mortality, maternal health and disease will be difficult, if not impossible.
ISBN: 978-0-230-5557-6
Appears in Collections:Food Security Studies

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