The basic needs required to ensure the survival of the human species are food, shelter and clothing. And the one that stands out of the three that have being mentioned above is food. So it is the laudable for governments of developing countries to have plans to feed their poor. But the reality on the ground is that with the prevailing economic recession in the world, this can prove to be absolutely difficult. This is an issue that needs to be addressed and approached with lots of caution. Unlike the developed nation like Britain, United States where they have social welfare programs to support the less fortress in their mid, the developing nations would find it quite a tall order to emulate.
The reason for me to state this is that with the prevailing economic recession worldwide which in turn has immensely affected the developing nations; it's appearing like very little resources are being directed to other critical development issues. It would be more beneficial if governments of developing nations can concentrate the limited funds for development towards growing the economy and in the process pulling out the poor out of poverty. There is a saying that goes "instead of buying for me fish teach me how to fish".
Most of these developing countries have a lot of natural resources which they can take advantage of to ensure that their countries develop. One of these areas is in maintaining the forest covers to ensure that there is sufficient rainfall. It really pains me to see governments allowing people to settle in vital water catchment areas. These people end up cutting down the tress and not making any effort to replant. Thanks to people like laureate Wangari Mathai from Kenya who is trying to advocate for nations to maintain the environment by planting trees