Global Hunger

According to Maximiliano Cow, a Chilean expert of FAO, the situation in some South American countries like Brazil and Peru has improved, with a figure of 30% decrease. The latest study does not include the situation in Argentina. EPortal, net adds us about it, the FAO warned that high food prices are an obstacle to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, in particular as it relates to reducing hunger by half by 2015. In addition, the rising price of fuel and fertilizer further complicates the achievement of this goal. Between 2007 and 2008, food has increased by over 50% and fertilizer have doubled. FAO said that to reduce the number of hungry people by 500 million in the seven years left to 2015 will require a determined global effort and concrete actions. To meet the emergency food, the organization has the “Global Programme against hunger” for the needed annually 24 billion dollars in investment public in poor countries. The program envisages the improvement of agricultural production in poor rural communities, with an investment of 12 billion dollars.

For those in need-about 214 million, the question remains how to facilitate their access to food, for which projected a budget of 5,200 million dollars. Different governments also have their responsibility in the task of fulfilling the objective proposed by the FAO to ensure that the 800 million hungry people in the world were to become 400 2015. For this, the poor should decrease by around 20 million per year. However, so far only achieved a reduction of 8 million annually. Nestor Rivero reminds us that Argentina produces 10 times the foods you eat, but there are many people, and children starving. Brazil eight times, and is the same. And Latin America, three times what they need to consume, except Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Panama with production problems. “There is no excuse for hunger has our region, the problem is the model of concentration of wealth and poor income distribution.

Although improved, the goal is to banish malnutrition gradually by 2025, “he told Clarin newspaper the FAO representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jose Graziano Da Silva. Former head of Brazil’s Zero Hunger plan, Da Silva said that the region has 53 million malnourished by poverty (of which 20 million are children) within the 216 million poor, 42% of the population. “Poverty low and countries like Argentina, who made an amazing work of these years food security-, Brazil, Cuba, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador improved. But the rest less so, and is a topic that does not require high costs, we have food surpluses, but public policy changes. “FAO says that governments do not know where the poor, the hungry.

Sometimes the mother of undernourished children hiding it in shame. It is these organizations that they know are involved in the search for solutions directly. They also criticize, such as delays in MST agrarian reform. Or warn about the environmental impact and dependence on the production model and transgenic soy in general, in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. FAO sees the need to diversify agricultural production. Definitely, governments should pay more attention to this serious situation, knowing how to manage efficiently their economic input, wealth to help solve the serious problems facing many countries, like Venezuela where you should spend your dollars, revenues for health , education, housing and especially the production of their commodities and not rely on the import of these.

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