16 Oct '11, 10am

World Food Day: Multi-Pronged Approach to Fight Hunger

World Food Day: Multi-Pronged Approach to Fight Hunger

India . The government is in the process of enacting a food security act that would provide food for nearly 70 percent of the population, specifically targeting the poor, who are often not counted in state surveys and who are denied many benefits. Armenia. The government is enacting a sustainable development program that invests in infrastructure improvements, makes financial services and credit available to farmers, encourages the environmentally sustainable use of natural resources, and ensures food safety by improving food standards. Telefood. Launched in 1997 by the FAO, Telefood funds micro projects that help small-scale farmers at the grassroots level. The projects aim to help farmers be more productive and to improve both local communities’ access to food and farmers’ access to cash income. Telefood is involved in 130 countries worldwide. World Food Programme. The W...

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