Friday, December 19, 2008

Combatting hunger

Words of wisdom from today's Economic Times:

The efforts to reduce hunger and ensure enough food for all need to be linked to efforts for environment regeneration with special emphasis on soil and water conservation and afforestation. It is only in conditions of water and moisture conservation and growing greenery that it’ll be possible to promote low-cost, sustainable farming practices that can produce more food on the farms of small farmers.

The article also pointed out the 2008 World Development Report assertion that GDP growth based on agricultural growth is as much as four times more effective in reducing poverty than growth in other sectors.

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