Departamento de Desarrollo Económico y Social

policy briefs


More than one billion people are undernourished worldwide. FAO estimates show a significant deterioration of an already disappointing trend witnessed over the past ten years. In order to feed the world now and in the future, several key challenges need to be addressed, including population growth and climate change.

More informationHunger in the Face of Crisis, Economic and Social Perspectives, Policy Brief No.6, September 2009.



Economic and Social Development Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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