Success in Reducing Hunger: Lessons from India, Malawi and Brazil

Report for International Food Security Network (February 2011)

This report shows that some governments around the world are taking decisive action against hunger. Malawi’s Farm Inputs Subsidy Programme, India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee programme and Brazil’s Zero Hunger programme are all proving significant successes in reducing hunger. This study highlights the reasons for success of these programmes and points to lessons learned that should be considered by other governments that are failing to prioritise the eradication of hunger. The case studies show that the combination of civil society pressure and government commitment to the Right to Food is key to reducing the scourge of global hunger.

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