Some common solutions to food shortages include supporting domestic food production, stabilizing and guaranteeing fair food prices, regulating investment in food commodities and re-establishing the concept of food sovereignty. Promoting small family farms may enhance food productivity and helps deal with food shortages.
Fixing the food system is the first step to solving food shortages. Avoiding the dumping of cheap grains and stabilizing food prices make healthy food more affordable to everyone. Additionally, promoting domestic food production through small family farms decreases dependency on the international food market.
According to WorldHunger.org, about three-quarters of the world's poor are agriculturists. Investing, therefore, in smallholder agriculture can help solve hunger and poverty in a single stroke.