Author:Tuya Altangerel, Fernando Henao
Subject: Poverty and Inequality
" /> Abstract: The most fundamental human right is the right to food (UN General Assembly, 2002). Proper nutritious food is the precondition for normal human development. Well-nourished children are more likely to succeed in learning and are less susceptible to diseases. But low-income, food-importing economies are facing increasing difficulties in accessing staple food items. Chronic food insecurity persists, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. The recent economic crisis drove more than 100 million people into hunger in 2008 alone. Is sustainable agriculture a solution?

keywords: Sustainable Agriculture: A Way Out of Food Poverty
Date Publication: 02/12/2010 (All day)
Type/Issue: One Pager / 104
Language: English