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Sustainable Agriculture: A Way Out of Food Poverty

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  • Tuya Altangerel

    () (Poverty Practice, UNDP Bureau for Development Policy)

  • Fernando Henao

    () (New York University)

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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?

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  • Tuya Altangerel & Fernando Henao, 2010. "Sustainable Agriculture: A Way Out of Food Poverty," One Pager 104, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipc:opager:104
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