Institute of Development Studies
An Agenda for the World Food Summit
- - 1996
- 4 pages
- Printed price £0
IDS Policy Briefings - 8
The 1996 World Food Summit is an opportunity for heads of state to make binding commitments to end world hunger. It is an achievable goal, but hard choices will have to be made. The challenge of feeding the world tomorrow must be balanced against the more immediate problem of reducing hunger today. Action is needed across a wide front, not just on the production side. Hunger is a global problem and needs global solutions: strengthening the UN is thus a central part of the package.