Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people experiencing hunger globally and suffering from food insecurity had been rising gradually since 2014. The pandemic has increased the vulnerabilities and inadequacies of global food systems, potentially leaving hundreds of millions more people chronically undernourished and making the goal of ending hunger more difficult to achieve. Between 83 and 132 million more people may already have been pushed into chronic hunger in 2020. In addition, countries and territories around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition.
This month we are curating content about “Agriculture”.
We already have some good and valuable books on this theme, for example, “Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution” by Thomas Friedman, “Feeding the world: an economic history of agriculture, 1800-2000” by Giovanni Federico and Hunger: The Biology and Politics of Starvation by John R. Butterly and Jack Shepherd.
This month is dedicated to sustainable agriculture and development and the end of hunger. Come to the library to discover our curated set of books about this theme and suggest new titles to add to our collection.