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Ending global poverty begins with women’s rights

What’s wrong with our food system?

What’s wrong with our food system?

May 2, 2012

Around the world every night, one in eight people go to bed hungry — that’s almost one billion people. People are hungry not because there isn’t enough food produced but because our food system is broken. 

In fact, 80% of the world’s hungry are directly involved in food production.

We can address this hunger if we support small-scale food producers, tackle climate change, and reduce food waste. We can tackle extreme hunger by helping small-scale producers grow more food more sustainably. 

By investing in small-scale farmers, Brazil reduced the number of people living in poverty by 20 million between 2003-9. By providing women with equal access to farming resources such as tools, seeds and transport, 150 million could have enough to eat. Better access to storate, refrigeration and transportation, harvest waste could be reduced.

Check out our latest infographic produced in partnership with GOOD to learn about some of the ways the food system can be fixed to improve the quality of life for millions.

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