But like it or not, meat-eating is becoming a problem for everyone on the planet. Whether you eat meat or not or how much is a private matter, they might say. Yes, there have been those reports of tropical forest being cut down to accommodate cattle ranchers, and native grassland being destroyed by grazing.
Even more — one in three — suffer from some form of malnutrition. Eradicating hunger and malnutrition is one of the great challenges of our time. Not only do the consequences of not enough — or the wrong — food cause suffering and poor health, they also slow progress in many other areas of development like education and employment.
Every day, WFP and its partners work to bring us closer to a zero hunger world. With our humanitarian food assistance, we provide nutritious food to those in urgent need. The world has made great progress in reducing hunger: There are million fewer hungry people than indespite a 1.
But there is still a long way to go, and no one organization can achieve Zero Hunger if it works alone. If we want to see a world free of hunger bygovernments, citizens, civil society organizations and the private sector must collaborate to invest, innovate and create lasting solutions.
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Providing this opportunity for equitable economic growth will raise the purchasing power of the poorest 2 billion people which in turn will create incremental demand, generating new jobs and jump-starting local economies.
Pave the road from farm to market Access to affordable, nutritious food for everyone — all 7 billion of us — is vital. We must innovate and invest in making our supply chains more efficient by developing sustainable durable markets.
To support these markets, we must also improve rural infrastructure, particularly roads, storage and electrification, ensuring farmers ability to reach a wider consumer base.
In developed countries food is often wasted on the plate, while in developing countries it is lost during production, as crops go unused or unprocessed because of poor storage or because the farmers cannot get their goods to market.
Encourage a sustainable variety of crops Today across the globe, four crops rice, wheat, corn and soy represent 60 percent of all calories consumed.
Addressing the challenges of climate change, and food availability and food access will require helping farmers explore and identify a more diverse range of crops. To achieve this, we must work with farmers ensure they have access to the necessary tools and skills, and build a market by educating communities about the nutritional importance of eating a wide range of foods.
To prevent stunting and to promote healthy development, we must ensure that children and nursing mothers have access to the required nutritious foods.More than 10 years ago, Brazil’s fourth-largest city, Belo Horizonte, declared that food was a right of citizenship and started working to make good food available to all.
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On May 28, , join The Hunger Project in celebrating the eighth annual World Hunger Day! Hunger is not just about food. That’s why this year’s theme for World Hunger Day is Hunger: It’s About People.
Every day, WFP and its partners work to bring us closer to a zero hunger world. With our humanitarian food assistance, we provide nutritious food to those in urgent need. This reduction in extreme poverty took place most notably in China, Indonesia, India, Pakistan and Vietnam.
These five countries accounted for the alleviation of million people out of extreme poverty between and – more than the global net total of roughly million. UN News produces daily news content in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and weekly programmes in Hindi, Urdu and Bangla.
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