Causes of Hunger related to Poverty
In a world of plenty, huge numbers of people go hungry. Hunger is more than just the result of food production and meeting demands. The causes of hunger are related to the causes of poverty. One of the major causes of hunger is poverty itself.
There are other related causes (also often related to the causes of poverty in various ways) including the following:
- Land rights and ownership, Diversion of land use to non-productive use
- Increasing emphasis on export-oriented agriculture
- Inefficient agricultural practices
- Poor crop yield
- Lack of democracy and rights