As leaders and different stakeholders gather for the World Food Prize Symposium to discuss international hunger, the usual responses will be about beefing up agricultural production by focusing almost exclusively on expanding markets and developing technologies, such as improved seed varieties. However, this is insufficient to make a significant dent in chronic hunger. The global food security strategies must tackle something less tangible than seeds, social inequities between women and men. It is time for an approach that addresses the underlying inequities that contribute directly to low productivity farming. Read more here.
Posted on October 28, 2010 by idasa