Writing a textbook Chapter (Began project on 8-20-14)
Writing has always been difficult for me. It was my most challenging subject in school and writing my masters thesis just about killed me. I was asked to write a chapter for the new textbook that The Institute for Self Reliant Agriculture - Feed The World is publishing. It is entitled Feeding The Forgotten. Forntunatley for me my wife, Erika is a great writer and has a talent for taking my thoughts and putting them in an organized and readable format. Below is the preface to our chapter.
If there were a simple solution to alleviating hunger and poverty in developing nations, certainly third-world deprivation would have been solved long ago. But the answers are far from simple, and the problems of extreme poverty and devastating illnesses continue to haunt our modern society. While advances in technology and communication have helped developing countries to see improvements in their living conditions in recent decades, most of the world’s rural poor continue to live in circumstances nearly unfathomable in this modern world.