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I COMMEND the leaders of Scotland’s churches for publicly supporting the new Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign on global hunger (Letters, 25 January).

The campaign is informed by the decades of experience of international development agencies such as the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, Mercy Corps, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Save the Children and Concern in tackling world poverty.

The churches are right to highlight corporate tax evasion, land being used to grow biofuels instead of food, the need for continued international aid and a requirement for greater transparency in government and business affairs in developing countries, as some of the key areas that need to be addressed if the scandal of global hunger is to be dealt with. While these may not be an exhaustive list of all the complex factors that lead to 870 million people in the world going hungry each day, taking action in these areas could make 2013 the beginning of the end of the scandalous world hunger crisis.

Emma Clarke

Campbell Street