Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic agencies urge G20 to promote small farms, local food in fight against poverty

Catholic World News - June 15, 2012

Two confederations of Catholic relief and development agencies are urging the leaders of wealthy nations to make food security a priority at the upcoming G20 meeting in Mexico City.

“There are 925 million people in the world without enough to eat,” Caritas Internationalis said in a statement. “About 300 children die from malnutrition every hour while one in four children is stunted, and in developing countries that figure rises to one in three. Yet we produce more than enough food globally to feed everyone.”

“Hunger is not inevitable,” said Caritas Secretary General Michel Roy. “It must be tackled by fighting its structural causes, primarily by promoting sustainable agricultural development of poor countries.”

“The Mexican G20 has a real opportunity to show leadership on the issue of food security by ensuring better regulation of markets, strengthening of local food production and creating better access to markets for small-holder farmers,” added Bernd Nilles, the secretary general of CIDSE (Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité).

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($19,750 to go):
$35,000.00 $15,250.48
56% 44%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: rpp - Jun. 15, 2012 8:51 AM ET USA

    Beware of the United Nations Agenda 21.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger April 16
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days