World Disasters Report 2011: United Against Hunger
Chapter Six of the World Disasters Report 2011 (September 2011)
This paper outlines what policies and partnerships are needed from governments, donors and global institutions to strengthen the world food system and eradicate hunger and malnutrition. It argues that policy-making at all levels is too top down, and that governments are spending too little on agriculture and social protection, and insufficiently on key areas such as extension services, agricultural research and, crucially, women farmers. Agricultural aid from donors is little better and needs fundamental reform while global institutions have yet to deliver on fine rhetoric.