Re: The e-Consultation on Hunger, Food and Nutrition Security

Codrin Paveliuc Olariu Young Professionals in Local Development, Romania

For Ugo Gentilini,


To answer your question: The social protection system can be used in principle to ensure access to food, but it is not recommended. As the food aid and food stamps (just to name a few) systems showed us so far, giving food is just a start and a way to alleviate immediate danger to human health, but not a solution to solve M1 and to get to "Zero Hunger". 


If we want to prevent future food crisis, we must ensure sustainability of the access to food (increase competitiveness of smallholder farming, access to markets, decreased unemployment in rural areas, better water management etc.). To start with, access to information and innovation would be good.


After that we should exploit what we have.


See the attached article on how we should plan better.

See the attachment: Rural_Urban_interactions.pdf