Is Women's Empowerment the Solution to World Hunger?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The United Nations is reporting that the world is hungrier than ever. This year, the number of people going hungry will top 1 billion for the first time – not a milestone anyone wanted to reach. But a new report claims to have the solution: Give women more power. The BBC's Mark Doyle joins us with the story.

For more, download the International Food Policy Research Institute's Global Hunger Index for 2009 (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Check out the interactive world hunger map from the International Food Policy Research Institute to see how countries are faring:


Mark Doyle

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