The Development Struggle
In The Hungry Future Bernard Rosier writes, "One thing cannot be emphasized too strongly: the war against hunger and malnutrition can be waged successfully only if it is treated as one component part of an active policy for overall economic development." Because hunger springs from poverty, gains against hunger require development, the kind of development that enables the poor to achieve economic and social improvements.
Despite a rapidly widening income gap, the outlook for underdeveloped countries is not yet one of despair. The record of the past two and a half decades indicates the uncertain position these countries are in. On the one hand development achievements fail to indicate a favorable outcome for them; but on the other hand those achievements do show the possibility of such an outcome. The Pearson commission, for example, singled out the limited goal of self-sustaining economic growth and asked whether a majority of underdeveloped countries