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Rob Mercer: Report published

2016 Scholar, Rob Mercer’s report is now available on the Nuffield International website. Below is the executive summary of his report, titled:‘What part can farmers play in reducing food poverty in the UK?’

Report Title       

What part can farmers play in reducing food poverty in the UK?

Scholar

Rob Mercer

Sponsor

The Worshipful Company of Butchers

Countries visited

Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Canada, USA, Brazil, Spain, Denmark and the Netherlands

Objective of the study tour: 

  • To learn about how food aid projects, work in other developed countries and to gain an understanding of social projects generally

 

Messages:

  • There is huge inequality between the wealth of countries and the people within those countries

 

  • Economic poverty contributes to food poverty

 

  • Food poverty is an issue in developed world countries, including the UK, manifested as both hunger and malnutrition

 

  • The farming industry should play its part in ensuring a well fed and healthy nation

 

See Rob’s report at:

http://nuffieldinternational.org/live/