#POVERTY Why are there still so many hungry people in the world?


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Why are there still so many hungry people in the world? ~ Hilal Elver, GUARDIAN GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT, The Guardian, 19 February 2015.

The world produces enough food to feed 10 billion people. Poverty and hunger prevail because of economics, not scarcity.

The greatest challenge for thesustainable development goals(SDGs) is to eradicate poverty and hunger while maintaining sustainable food security for all in a crowded and dramatically unequal world. Although the world has succeeded in reducing poverty in accordance with the millennium development goal (MDG) targets, food security and adequate nutrition have not been achieved.

The MDGs failed to treat food as a human right. Experience shows us that neither markets nor governments protect access to sufficient and nutritious food for everyone. Only accountability by those who produce food and regulate society can hope to achieve this protection, and this means that access to food needs to be treated…

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