Economic growth alone won't end hunger

From IFAD social reporting blog Tue Nov 20 2012, 02:34:00

By José Graziano da Silva and Kanayo F. Nwanze*

Recent decades have witnessed remarkable rates of growth for many developing countries. That is good news, as high growth rates of GDP per capita are a key factor in reducing food insecurity and malnutrition.

But economic growth alone is no guarantee of success in the fight against poverty, hunger and malnutrition, as the 2012 edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World, recently released by the Rome-based United Nations agencies, shows.

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