Put disability on the food security agenda

Report
from The Guardian
Published on 27 Mar 2013 View Original

Disability is under-represented in food security policy and practice, but the development community can take steps to address it

Over a billion people, about 15% of the world's population, live with a disability, according to the World Health Organisation.

The links between poverty and disability are complex and go in both directions – poverty can lead to disability through poor living conditions, malnutrition and lack of access to health services. At the same time, disability can lead to poverty through lack of employment and education opportunities, limited access to health and social services.

Read the full report on the Guardian.