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Don't miss our next event: The Future of Hunger and Global Food Systems

The journey food takes from fields to the family table is complex. Join us Thursday, October 14, 2021 for insight into how healthy food systems are built and sustained, and the impact of food waste on hunger. Registration coming soon.


people could be fed if current food loss trends are reversed


hungry people worldwide reflects broken food systems


of the world’s food is lost or wasted each year

Next: Food Systems & Food Waste

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 12pm – 1pm ET

There’s enough food to feed every person on the planet. But with nearly 30% of it lost or wasted and almost 700 million hungry people around the world, the data suggests that our food systems are broken. Conflict, COVID-19 and climate change have shocked food systems across the globe and disrupted the complex networks that produce, process and distribute food. The United Nations World Food Programme, the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, recognizes that building sustainable, resilient and inclusive food systems is key to achieving Zero Hunger. The Future of Hunger and Global Food Systems will give audiences an inside look into the current state of food waste and systems.

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Moderated by Femi Oke


Femi Oke is an award-winning international journalist, broadcaster and co-founder of “Moderate The Panel.”

Femi’s reporting has been recognized by the Economic Community of West African States, the African Communications Agency and InterAction. She has worked for BBC television and radio, Sky TV, CNN and U.S. public radio. As a professional moderator, Femi has presided over world class events including European Development Days and the historic Barbershop Conference at the United Nations Headquarters.

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what Is the US Against Hunger Discussion Series?

The US Against Hunger discussion series unpacks key drivers of hunger and food insecurity, including conflict, gender inequality, climate change and food waste. Each panel convenes high-profile thought leaders, experts, influencers and business leaders across sectors to examine these issues and what must be done to make a Zero Hunger world a reality.

Explore our most recent events:

Photo: WFP/Giulio d'Adamo Climate Starves: Hunger and the Climate Crisis

April 21, 2021

World Food Program USA’s Climate Starves panel on April 21 explored the far-reaching impacts of climate change in driving hunger, degrading land and crops, and driving migration.

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Photo: WFP/Arete/Damilola Onafuwa No Woman Left Behind: The Future of Gender Inequity and Hunger

March 5, 2021

Our panel explored the state of gender equity in relationship to hunger, and how WFP and others are empowering women to establish successful food systems for all.

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Photo: WFP/Alice Rahmoun Behind the Frontlines: Hunger, Conflict & COVID-19

December 2, 2020

A Former Miss USA, New York Times columnist and WFP’s Assistant Executive Director shared their accounts of how global hunger is threatening the health and security of billions of people.

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US Against Hunger

“Never before has conflict and armed violence among different factions so impacted WFP’s ability to deliver food. The largest hunger crises are no longer the result of natural disasters. They are now the direct result of man-made conflicts. When roads are bombed, trucks carrying flour and lentils can’t get through. When air strips are destroyed, planes carrying cooking oil can’t land. And when fighting continues day and night, hungry people can’t venture out to seek food, farmers can’t work their fields, and food markets stop functioning.” – David Beasley, Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme

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