Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

In the matter of hunger, as with any protracted issue, we choose to focus on encouraging developments with the hope that useful lessons can be learned from what works. According to The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 report, released last week by the FAO, Latin America has met the target of halving the proportion of hungry people from 1990 levels, established by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000, with a 2015 deadline. “[Latin America] is the region that best understood the problem of hunger, and it’s the region that has put the greatest emphasis on policies to assist vulnerable groups. The results achieved have been in accordance with that emphasis,” United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization regional representative Raúl Benítez said. More work needs to be done. Meanwhile, how can other regions of the world learn from has been achieved here?

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