Finance ministers from the United States and three other major economies have launched a new fund to tackle global hunger and poverty. The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program aims to help farmers in developing countries feed the one billion people worldwide who suffer from hunger. Experts say helping farmers can do more to fight hunger than simply providing food aid in times of crisis. As VOA’s Steve Baragona reports, the response to Haiti’s January 12 earthquake demonstrates how well-intentioned food aid can have unintended consequences.
Haitian Farmers’ Situation Reflects Food Aid Dilemma