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

Pankaj Kumar ICAR, India
28-11-2012

Now we are talking about post-MDG! Surprisingly we are not able to grasp with the real issue. Is the UN or the FAO the right platform to deal with hunger.

 

As we know, it was 27 years ago when, for the first time, world leaders accepted the collective responsibility of the international community to abolish hunger and malnutrition within a decade (Rome United Nations World Food Conference, 1974). The much hyped talks in World Food summits later has not been successful in reducing poverty and thus hunger. SO now, 37 years later, we need a new Global governance strategy for eradicating poverty. We need to first question, Is UN and its agencies capable? Are UN efforts worthwhile? Did UN effectively contribute in improvement of food security?  Has a difference been made? If not, what were the reasons? What can be an alternate global Governance strategy for food security? 

 

Then only a viable discussion on post 2015 strategies can hold ground.