Global Development Efforts Important In Interconnected World
Huffington Post: The Price of Development and the Cost of Inaction
Kanayo F. Nwanze, president of the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)
“…Three billion people live in the rural areas of developing countries, and those areas are also home to three-quarters of the world’s poor and hungry. Why should we invest in transforming this forgotten world? One reason is that inequality is the biggest threat to the global economy in the coming decade, according to the World Economic Forum. Another is that small farmers in the developing world are responsible for about four-fifths of food production. Another is that it is the right thing to do and it’s absurd to talk about development while leaving nearly a billion people hungry. Another is that, as Ebola showed, what happens in a remote village affects us all. So whether you’re a banker, a scientist or just someone who cares, development is your business. And you can help make 2015 a year of important decisions” (4/15).