Feeding the developing nations

Written by David Montgomery

If we are to feed the developing world, we must abandon the intuitive, but naive, idea that producing cheap food will eliminate hunger.  We've already made food cheap and there are still plenty of hungry people on the planet.  A different approach--one that might actually work--is to promote the prosperity of small farms in developing countries.  We need to enable peasant farmers to feed themselves, and generate an income capable of lifting them out of poverty while making them stewards of the land through access to knowledge, the right tools, and enough land to both feed themselves and grow a marketable surplus.

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