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From Fome Zero to Zero Hunger

his book not only traces the evolution of the implementation of Zero Hunger over the years, but shows how its principles and concepts took root in all regions, from Latin America and the Caribbean to Africa and Asia. The book presents the different contributions made by the partners involved, from the whole UN System – through the Zero Hunger Challenge – to family farmer platforms, civil society, and parliamentary fronts against hunger and malnutrition.


Occupational Safety and Health Challenges in Southern Agriculture

The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) risks in agriculture deserve more
attention. While about a quarter of humankind is still laboring in agriculture providing for the other three-quarters and themselves the necessary food for human survival, their health risks in the pastures, fields, plantations and stables go mainly unnoticed to such a degree that not even comprehensive statistics are available.


The poverty of the state. Reconsidering the role of the state in the struggle against global poverty

THE SPECTER OF POVERT Y has had an enduring presence within
the history of humankind. The current age, however, is one in which
the eradication of extreme poverty may yet be feasible. The resources
to do so in a reasonable period of time are there. The desires and willingness of international organisations, governments and peoples are
evident from prevailing discourses that express the need and a will on
the part of the international community to reduce and eradicate
p o v e r t y. What are the factors that are impeding the accomplishment
of such a widely accepted goal? It is difficult to give a comprehensive
and definite response to this question. However, a substantial part of
the explanation may lie with one of the most important, but problem-
atic, structures of the modern world: namely, the state.