Food First

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Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy exposes the myth of food scarcity. There is more than enough food in the world to feed everyone more calories than they need. The problem is distribution: not low production. Food First shapes how people think by analyzing the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation and developing solutions in partnership with movements working for social change.

As a donor-supported people's think tank, Food First promotes economic and social human rights. Every community around the world, urban and rural alike, has the basic human right to Food Sovereignty.  Food First promotes sustainable agriculture by publicizing what communities are doing, encouraging exchanges, analyzing institutional policies that keep people in poverty, and recommending changes to those policies that could lead to food sovereignty and economic security.

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