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New book: Mass starvation – the history and future of famine

In Under-nutrition on August 23, 2018 at 9:32 pm

In Mass Starvation, world-renowned expert on humanitarian crisis and response, and WPF Executive Director, Alex de Waal, provides an authoritative history of modern famines: their causes, dimensions and why they ended. He analyses starvation as a crime, and breaks new ground in examining forced starvation as an instrument of genocide and war. Refuting the enduring but erroneous view that attributes famine to overpopulation and natural disaster, he shows how political decision or political failing is an essential element in every famine, while the spread of democracy and human rights, and the ending of wars, were major factors in the near-ending of this devastating phenomenon.

Hard-hitting and deeply informed, Mass Starvation (Polity Books, 2017) explains why man-made famine and the political decisions that could end it for good must once again become a top priority for the international community.

(from WPF web page)



Food Environment Working Group (FEWG): An introduction to food environments research

In Over-nutrition, Under-nutrition on April 25, 2018 at 4:44 am

from Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy web site.

FAO: Financing Zero Hunger

In Over-nutrition, Under-nutrition on July 21, 2015 at 6:12 am
Published on 10 Jul 2015

Eradicating world hunger and malnutrition by 2030 will require an estimated additional US$267 billion per year. With almost four-fifths of the poor living in rural areas, FAO and its partner agencies in Rome say agriculture-related rural incomes must be raised in order to fulfil the two most important Sustainable Development Goals, which are set to replace the Millennium Development Goals as they expire at the end of 2015.

FAO’s Kostas Stamoulis explains more on what is required.

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