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Achieving Zero Hunger: The Critical Role of Investments in Social Protection and Agriculture

Published on December 03, 2015

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have prepared new estimates on the additional investments required for sustainably ending hunger by 2030, in line with the highest aspirations of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda and the draft Addis Ababa Accord, which clearly states that “Our goal is to end poverty and hunger”.

Despite progress in recent decades, including the near achievement of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the proportion of hungry people in the world by the end of 2015, about 795 million people – or around one in nine – still suffer from chronic undernourishment (dietary energy deficiency), or hunger. Read more. Source | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations