通往粮食安全之路

发自罗马——我最近一直都在赞比亚的佐马区南部奔波,与罗丝玛丽·皮萨尼会面,她是一位小佃农,也是8个孩子的母亲,她过去总要为填饱孩子们的肚皮犯愁,甚至连加入农业合作社养羊的事都无暇顾及。但幸好有合作社以及其他农民的帮助,她如今生意兴旺,孩子们也都上了学。

在前去与她会面的路上,我不时能看到一些妇女头顶着大量的农产品,沿着泥泞的小路赶往市场。我幻想要是自己脚下的路能宽阔平整的话,那么路尽头的农村社区将是一派多么截然不同的景象。

在非洲,仅有的一些铺好的路都坑坑洼洼,而这些路则连接着一些只能靠特种车辆才能通过的土路。在末端的种植区附近根本无路可走。这等于将那些有潜力养活10亿饥民的农村地区直接切断并隔离开来。在撒哈拉以南非洲,大约有70%的人居住在距离公路30分钟步行距离的农村地区。

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