Tag Archives: Hunger

To end hunger, global policy can’t be ‘business as usual’

Timothy A. Wise, republished from Global Post International food prices have fallen since 2008, when agricultural commodity prices doubled, pushing millions around the world from bare subsistence to hunger and raising the number of food insecure people to nearly one billion. … Continue reading

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Malawi’s Paradox: Filled With Both Corn and Hunger

Timothy A. Wise Cross-posted from Global Post. LILONGWE, Malawi — Visit this small, landlocked country in late January and you will have a hard time believing its people often go hungry. It is mid-rainy season, and in and around the … Continue reading

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The Danger of Trusting Corporations to Lead the Fight Against World Hunger

Timothy A. Wise Cross-posted from Global Post. GENEVA — The world’s elites gathered in Davos, Switzerland last week for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF), paying $20,000 a person for the privilege of offering grand solutions to other people’s problems. … Continue reading

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Hunger, Metrics, and SOFI 13

Jennifer Clapp Last week, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) published the 2013 version of its annual State of Food Insecurity Report (SOFI 13). The SOFI reports provide important insight into trends regarding the extent and … Continue reading

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World Hunger And Food Problems

World Hunger And Food Problems Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Measuring Hunger: A Response to the FAO

Timothy A. Wise The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) created a stir last October with its revised estimates of global hunger. After revising the methodology used in its annual State of Food Insecurity (SOFI) reports, the FAO reported that … Continue reading

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Hunger and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Jennifer Clapp This post introduces some of the points raised in a discussion document entitled Framing Hunger that was recently presented to the FAO by a group of experts coordinated by Frances Moore Lappé of the Small Planet Institute. Three … Continue reading

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Hunger | The World’s Greatest Solvable Problem

Hunger | The World’s Greatest Solvable Problem We have a problem. 870 million people go to bed hungry each night. One in Eight That’s reason enough to start solving hunger. But there’s more. Nourished wom… Video Rating: 4 / 5

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