World hunger related links for more information

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  • by Anup Shah
  • This Page Last Updated Monday, December 10, 2007

For more information on these aspects, you can start at the following.

Food dumping, land rights, and agriculture links
  • The Institute for Economic Democracy1 covers a broad range of issues and ties them together very well. In relation to land rights and agriculture:
    • Subtly Monopolizing Land2
    • Unequal Trades in Agriculture3
  • Dumping Food Aid: Trade or Aid? (subsidized) Food Aid in kind: what is in it for the WTO (PDF Format) 4, Food, Trade and Nutrition Coalition and Wemos, April 2005. This briefing, presented to the WTO looks at the issue of food aid as food dumping, providing a summary of the major issues, and also the main global institutions and countries involved.
  • The Food, Trade and Nutrition Coalition5, a coalition of organizations works for the realization of the universal right to adequate food, particularly in relation to international trade negotiations at the WTO.
  • OneWorld’s Land Rights Guide6 also points out that it is not a shortage of land but a shortage of rights.
  • The Case for Small Farms7, an interview with Peter Rosset.
  • Free Lunches, Yes: Free Markets, No8 suggests that sharing common resources such as land is economically a sensible choice.
  • Land Rights in Africa9 has a lot of resources and information on the impacts of limited right to land in various African nations.
  •, a web site of independent and alternative journalism provides a multipart look at some myths about industrial agriculture, highlighting a book, Fatal Harvest, from which the articles are extracted:
    • Myth one: Industrial agriculture will feed the world10
    • Myth two: Industrial food is safe, healthy, and nutritious11
    • Myth three: Industrial food is cheap12
    • Myth four: Industrial agriculture is efficient13
    • Myth five: Industrial food offers more choices14
    • Myth six: Industrial agriculture benefits the environment and wildlife15
Politics of hunger links
  • A three-part debate:
    1. Ten reasons why biotechnology will not ensure food security16, protect the environment and reduce poverty in the developing world. Altieri, M.A. and Rosset, P. (1999). AgBioForum, 2(3&4), 155-162.
    2. Ten reasons why biotechnology will be important to the developing world17. McGloughlin, M (1999). AgBioForum, 2(3&4), 163-174. (A reply to Altieri and Rosset’s points, above.)
    3. Strengthening the case for why biotechnology will not help the developing world18: a response to McGloughlin. Altieri, M.A. and Rosset, P. (1999). AgBioForum, 2(3&4), 226-236.
  • The Agroecology in Action19 web site looks at a scientific discipline that uses ecological theory to study, design, manage and evaluate agricultural systems that are productive but also resource conserving.
  • The Potential of Agroecology to Combat Hunger in the Developing World20 suggests an alternative which may provide a number of advantages over the Green Revolution which will also help empower and benefit local people. It is an example of articles on the above Agrecology web site.
  • 12 Myths About Hunger21 from the Institute for Food and Development Policy.
  • Lessons from the Green Revolution22 also from the Institute for Food and Development Policy.
  • Readings on Poverty, Hunger, and Economic Development23 from the Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism web site, by Richard H. Robbins of New York State University provides many more additional resources.
  • The Politics of Hunger24, by Ross Copeland, September 2000 provides an overview of the links between the politics/economics of poverty with hunger.
  • UK’s Food Campaign25 section provides many articles from a wide variety of sources.

Where next?

Related articles

  1. Poverty Facts and Stats
  2. Structural Adjustment—a Major Cause of Poverty
  3. Poverty Around The World
  4. Today, around 21,000 children died around the world
  5. Corruption
  6. Tax Avoidance and Tax Havens; Undermining Democracy
  7. Foreign Aid for Development Assistance
  8. Causes of Hunger are related to Poverty
  9. United Nations World Summit 2005
  10. IMF & World Bank Protests, Washington D.C.

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  • by Anup Shah
  • Created: Saturday, November 25, 2000
  • Last Updated: Monday, December 10, 2007

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