Haiti Third in Global Hunger Index. October 11, 2012
The latest report, out today, reveals Haiti’s situation with respect to hunger is ‘extremely alarming’, with the country ranking third in the index.
The report, compiled by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide is released ahead of World Food Day on Oct. 16.
The index, now in its seventh year, combines three indicators – the proportion of the population that is undernourished, the proportion of young children who are underweight and the mortality rate for under-fives.
Among its recommendations, the report calls for:
- smallholder land and water rights to be secured
- technical solutions that conserve natural resources to be scaled up
The full report can be found here.