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Solutions to the Global Hunger Crisis

In the developing world, solutions to the global hunger crisis include:

  • empowering people through microfinance loans to earn enough money to purchase sufficient high quality food.

  • encouraging rural people to stay on their productive farmland rather than moving to overcrowded urban slums.

  • enabling poor people – particularly women who grow a majority of the food in the developing world – to purchase land and assist them in food production.

  • increasing the use of water efficient irrigation systems.

  • reduce subsidies for food crops produced solely for the purpose of energy production.

The World Food Program (WFP.org) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. WFP currently provides food assistance to 100 million people in 74 countries. In addition to providing food, the World Food Program helps hungry people to become self-reliant so that they escape hunger for good. Wherever possible, the World Food Program buys food locally to support local farmers and the local economy. You can support the WFP and provide food today for people in need by playing the online education game, FreeRice.com.

A world with thousands of problems needs millions of solutions.  And those solutions really are us.