Hunger is complex. It’s both an economic and ethical problem. The world cannot fight hunger without fighting poverty. And poverty is prevalent in rural areas, which means job creation — especially for women and young people — and rural development are essential in the fight against hunger. These efforts must ensure sustainable use of limited land and water resources and lower agriculture-related greenhouse gas emissions. It is a great balancing act.
This podcast interview with the UK-based Voice of Islam highlights the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s work — from bringing data to better understand the double burden of malnutrition to assisting countries overcome bottlenecks and achieve their potential — toward this great balancing act.
(Photo Credit: Logan Abassi/United Nations via Creative Commons)