Half of hungry people are farmers

June 11, 2015

“FAO calculates that around half of the world's hungry people are from smallholder farming communities, surviving off marginal lands prone to natural disasters like drought or flood. Another 20 percent belong to landless families dependent on farming and about 10 percent live in communities whose livelihoods depend on herding, fishing or forest resources.

 

The remaining 20 percent live in shanty towns on the periphery of the biggest cities in developing countries. The numbers of poor and hungry city dwellers are rising rapidly along with the world's total urban population.

 

World Food Programme. “Hunger: Who are the hungry?” Last modified 2012. http://www.wfp.org/hunger/who-are

 

World Food Programme. “Hunger: Who are the hungry?” Last modified 2012. http://www.wfp.org/hunger/who-are

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