FOOD IS THE FOUNDATION
This week in Cancun, international negotiators have been consumed with climate change. And on Dec. 1, all around the world, red ribbons were out in force for World AIDS Day.
Which gives us a chance to shout again: Why Not Hunger?
For these two prominent campaigns – mitigating the impact of climate change and conquering AIDS – can’t be considered successful without lessening hunger as well. Food is the foundation of both of these efforts.
On climate change, success will depend on creating conditions so those who likely will be the most impacted by higher temperatures and more frequent and extreme weather events – the small farmers of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia – can still feed their families and make a living from agriculture.