I often hear people wanting to cure world hunger, or wishing everyone around the world had enough food to eat. In order to lesson the problem of world hunger we need to alleviate world poverty. Poverty is linked to world hunger. We have to concentrate on the world poverty problem because if we just concentrate on feeding the world or improving food production the structural roots that cause hunger, poverty and dependency would still remain.
There are many inter-related issues causing hunger, which are related to economics and other factors that cause poverty. They include land rights and ownership, diversion of land use to non-productive use, increasing emphasis on export-oriented agriculture, inefficient agricultural practices, war, famine, drought, over-fishing, poor crop yields, etc. This is just a few issues on this subject for more go to: http://www.globalissues.org