I am working on a thesis on the legal protection of the right to adequate food in Spain. I found this issue very interesting because almost nothing has been written about hunger in developed countries. Unfortunately, some European countries have seen their poverty rates dramatically increased due to the current economic crisis. Spain, with the highest unemployment rate in the whole European Union, is a good example.
I am concious that, in comparison with the situation of other countries, the European nations have more resources, but the figures are there and the situation won't get better in the short term.
In conclusion, I propose to draw attention to the situation of some developed countries in order to make the corresponding goverments to consider the social impact of the economic measures they are currently adopting (cutting social benefits, pensions, etc.)
Thank you very much,
This thematic discussion was led by FAO and WFP in collaboration with “The World We Want”.
The consultation was facilitated by the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)