Mini Hunger Course
What Causes Hunger?
The basic cause of hunger is not:
The cause is an inability to grow or earn enough income to buy sufficient food and
meet other vital needs (shelter, health care).
- a shortage of food
- too many people
- lazy people
In short, the cause is Poverty.
Enough food is grown worldwide, the problem is that many people can't produce
or buy all they need. They must have land or an income.
sufficient income requires three things:
- Sufficient Opportunities: Job supply, entreprenural investment.
- Skills to match the available opportunities: TrainingEducation.
- A political and social environment where people can freely develop their skills and
pursue opportunities. Free from discrimination, corruption, and war.
What can cause an insufficient supply of opportunities and skills.
3 Broad factors