Open letter: Policies and Actions to Eradicate Hunger and Malnutrition
November 16th, 2009
A billion people are hungry and the number increases. Women are especially hard hit. There is an urgent need for shift in policies and actions. The documents presented by EradicateHunger.org provide proposals for policies and actions to eradicate hunger and malnutrition. They are based on the experiences and political work of social movements, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and others from all over the world during past decades and currently. It is based largely on the food sovereignty framework that embraces the human right to adequate food.
Organisations and individuals are invited to sign on to the Open Letter, a summary of the Working Document. These documents will be presented to the World Summit on Food Security, 16-18 November 2009, together with the Working Document. See the members of the Drafting Committee.
The working document, Policies and Actions to Eradicate Hunger and Malnutrition, outlines proposals for the needed changes and how these might be realised. The working document contains a number of polices and actions, including climate change, sustainable, ecological food provision and access to territories and natural wealth, amongst many others. You can download documents in English, French and Spanish from EradicateHunger.org.