The persistent hunger problem in middle income countries
Highlights from the 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report
Countries such as India, Brazil, and China have made impressive economic strides in recent years and are the foundation of what are termed middle income countries (MICs).
They also have a persistent hunger problem.
Those three, along with Mexico and Indonesia, are home to nearly half of the world’s hungry—some 363 million people. The just-released 2014-2015 edition of IFPRI’s flagship Global Food Policy Report says that hunger and malnutrition are not problems exclusive to low income countries and that sustained global progress cannot be achieved without a new approach to dealing with them in MICs. Economic development is welcome, but it must go hand-in-hand with sustained investment in reducing inequalities and improving human capital, with a particular focus on gender.
Read the full article: IFPRI