Right now, 870 million people in the world are hungry. In Thailand alone, an estimated five million people do not get enough to eat. Thailand, along with 37 other countries, surpassed the UN Millennium Development Goal of halving its 1990 hunger rate three years ahead of the 2015 deadline, and the UN reports that many other countries are on track to do the same by 2015. But before the world gives itself a collective pat on the back, it's important to realise nearly one in eight people are still hungry.
Farmers’ groups and research organisations have been urged to find solutions that nourish the world while improving farmer incomes. THANARAK KHOONTON
National and international leaders, farmers' groups, and research organisations need to find solutions that really nourish the world while improving farmer incomes, empowering youth and women, and protecting the environment. And with 2014 having been declared the International Year of Family Farming by the UN, the time to act is now.
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