Thursday, October 15, 2009

Women's Equality means less hunger

Women are they key to solving the hunger problem according to the International Food Policy Research Institute. Countries that have greater gender inequalities are scoring lower on the Global Hunger Index. Women constitute almost 80% of African food production, so they need to be educated to gain opportunities in economic development. Gender equality will lead to food security. If they continue to be left out the amount of people in hunger will keep rising. The change can happen in as little as 5 years, starting with greater equality in education of the girls. The director General of the Washington Institute said if women are not included in the efforts to improve the developing countries 'there will be hardly any chance to make significant progress'. Get the girls to school.

-Sara Frodge

Source: Bloomberg