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    at its root

    The World Food Program(WFP) is carrying outseveral projects focused on preventing hunger taking hold in the future andbreaking the cycle of hunger which is at its root.

    I think "which" here refers to "cycle" and "its" refers to "hunger's" .

    Am I right? Or what is your opinion?

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    Re: at its root

    It's rather circular. The cycle of hunger is at the root of hunger? What does that mean?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: at its root

    The World Food Program(WFP) is carrying out several projects focused on preventing hunger taking hold in the future and breaking the cycle of hunger which is at its root.
    I think "which" here refers to "cycle" and "its" refers to "hunger's"

    It's saying that the cycle of hunger is the root cause of hunger taking hold in the future.
    which = the cycle
    it = the likelihood that hunger will take hold again in the future

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