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Guatemala's zero hunger plan needs to focus on production not consumption, experts say

Friday, February 24, 2012


We don’t want a repeat of welfare-oriented programs, because they are unsustainable, said Rony Palacios of the National Network for the Defence of Food Sovereignty in Guatemala, criticising President Otto Pérez Molina’s Zero Hunger plan.

The new right-wing president said the aim of the program is to beat the chronic malnutrition suffered by one out of two Guatemalan children under five.

Palacios’s criticism echoes that of other activists and experts, who call for support for productive activities.



Source: Guatemala Times