Food aid system smarter, despite old flaws | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it

Hear the word “famine” and many people imagine convoys of trucks piled high with sacks of grain arriving in a region devoid of food.

 

But in the 21st-century fight against hunger, aid agencies are increasingly deploying cash via food vouchers, text messages or smart cards with electronic chips. If they distribute food, it’s often food bought locally.