PND Connections - McKnight Foundation Hot Issues: Food Security
While food aid is crucial in crisis situations, it isn't a long-term solution for the 840 million people in the world who don't have enough food to meet their daily needs. Prosperous countries and their citizens could have a bigger impact on the problem by helping developing countries engage in agricultural research that empowers people to feed themselves and by supporting infrastructure improvements to ensure that food reaches those in need. The McKnight Foundation makes these points and explores the broader subject of food security in a recent installment of its Hot Issues series. In addition to providing an overview and a set of resource links, the report frames the discussion of the issue with information on the costs of hunger, the role of national governments in combatting the problen, and recommendations for new approaches in the field.