Taroudant - Nearly five percent people still live on less than $1.25 a day in Morocco, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.
Taroudant – Nearly five percent people still live on less than $1.25 a day in Morocco, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.
According to the 2015 FAO report entitled “the State of Food Insecurity in the World,” published on October 13, rural areas are the most affected by poverty.
Morocco has made remarkably rapid progress in reducing hunger, being among the countries that have achieved the international hunger targets, but the kingdom has still to work in order to eradicate severe food insecurity, according to the same source.
At the international level, the report said that nearly a billion people worldwide still live on less than $1.25 a day, stressing that a smart combination of social assistance and measures to boost farm output is key to reducing that figure.
“Poverty and malnutrition remain unconscionably high in many parts of the world, and rural people who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods find it particularly hard to break the cycle of poverty,” the FAO report concludes.
The report highlighted the importance of social assistance-based programs that have yielded good results in countries such as Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Mexico and South Africa.
“Social protection directly contributes to the reduction of poverty, hunger and malnutrition by promoting income security and access to better nutrition, health care and education,” the report said.
The report added that “most countries, even the poorest, can afford social protection programs that could be of significance in the fight against poverty.”