This is a real challenge to me.
To begin with, I live in a country in which agriculture is one of the basis of economy. Agriculture goods, wether raw or processed, still earn over half of Argentina´s foreign exchange remaining an indispensable pillar of the country social progress and economic prosperity. In the other side, the urban poverty rate is 20%.
The World Bank have 7 active programmes on agriculture in this moment.
So, just to understand what is going on, I will name the major problems I think my country have:
-Absence of Public Policies and absence of Control Agencies
-Corruption: Argentina ranks 106th out of 179 countries in the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index for 2009 (government and private sector corruption)
-Tax evasion and capital flight
-Unequal income distribution
-Absence of consensus among all social actors, about poverty policies
-People without tools to access to food
There is food, but there is not access to it. You can call access to
money, culture, education, mistaken policies, mismanagement, etc
So, the biggest food security challenge is try to change this situation by helping people have food access in my city through education and culture tools.