The problem of hunger- is there a solution?

Give a man a handout… and he eats for a day. Teach him to farm and he (and his country) eats for a lifetime.

‘ We used to have a big farm – five hectares. We sold it one hectare at a time to pay to live. Now we can’t cultivate any more…We don’t have food because there is no-one to go and find food: my eldest children are dead. Before, I was able to work, but now we stay with hunger because there is nothing I can do. We miss our land.’

Milembe Mwandu, Shinyanga, Tanzania, April 2006

OxFam: Causing Hunger- an overview of the food crisis in Africa

A sobering report on the problem of starvation in Africa, and why after over four decades of trying to alleviate it, the situation may be actually be worse.


One Response to “The problem of hunger- is there a solution?”

  • paul merrill Says:

    Living here in Africa has taught me and my wife how HARD it is to make a difference. There are so many needs and solutions are much more complicated than they first appear.

    In short, we will return to the States in just over 9 months because of this.

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