Causes of Hunger related to Poverty

Aug 19, 2006 | Post a Comment

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
  • War
  • Famine
  • Drought
  • Over-fishing
  • Poor crop yield
  • Lack of democracy and rights
  • etc.

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About Scott Hughes

I created this website to raise awareness and start discussion on important issues like world hunger and poverty. I also published the book Holding Fire: Short Stories of Self-Destruction. I have two of my own kids who I love so much. I just want to be a good role model for them. I hope what I do here makes them proud of me. Please let me know you think about the post by leaving a comment below!

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  1. Brittany
    February 21st, 2007 at 3:32 pm #

    Get some better causes for Poverty. THere are more than that.


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