Hunger

Africa Should Empower Women To Address Food Security, Say Experts

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Africa Should Empower Women To Address Food Security

BY CAROLINE KIBII
December 7, 2015

Food insecurity is a major problem that is experienced in the developing nations particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

It is expected the population will continue to rise through the next decades. This means more food is required to meet the needs of the increasing population.

Ensuring sustainable food security calls for the adoption of a different approach. There is a need to address gender inequalities.

Proof That Hunger can Be Eliminated-FAO recognizes 38 countries for halving hunger

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16 June 2013, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva formally recognized 38 countries for reducing hunger by half well ahead of international targets for the year 2015.

During a high-level ceremony attended by several heads of state, 18 countries received diplomas for early achievement of targets set by both Millennium Development Goal 1 (MDG1) — to halve the proportion of hungry people by 2015 — plus the more stringent World Food Summit (WFS) goal of halving the absolute number of hungry people by 2015.

Nutrition Declared A Priority for Development-United Nations

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram
IPS Columnist

Rome June 6th 2013 (IPS): Jomo Kwame Sundaram, assistant director-general for economic and social development at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), writes that while the Millennium Development Goal of halving hunger by 2015 is within reach, much more needs to be done to eradicate malnutrition, which is the underlying cause of 2.6 million child deaths each year and the reason why a quarter of the world’s children, including a third of children in developing countries, are stunted.

MDG hunger target still within reach, FAO

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15 October 2012, Rome - If countries step up their efforts to reduce hunger, the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of hungry people by 2015 can still be reached, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told the opening session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) today.

Graziano da Silva said that important progress has been made in cutting the number of hungry people by 132 million since 1990. The proportion of the hungry also fell in the developing world from 23.2 percent to 14.9 percent.