Around 70% of Rwandans work in the agricultural sector, yet they lose vast amounts of their harvest before it ever reaches their plates or markets.
Three UN agencies warn that 61% of the population - the highest rate ever - is projected to face crisis levels of food insecurity or worse by the end of July.
For centuries bees and other pollinators have benefited people, plants and the planet. Today should be a reminder of the importance of bees and their essential role in our prosperity and life on Earth.Beekeeping has a long tradition around the world, and it can help families without land generate income to support themselves. From Afghanistan to Ethiopia, WFP supports beekeeping projects giving people a steady source of income, livelihood and hope.
In nearly two-thirds of countries around the world, women are more likely than men to suffer from hunger and malnourishment. Read their stories and see what WFP is doing to help them achieve equality.
Food loss and food waste are major contributors to global hunger. If we could recover all the food we waste, we could feed every hungry person on the planet twice over.
At a time when 1 in 9 people go to bed hungry every day while obesity is on the rise, the United Nations has challenged the world to cut global food waste in half by 2030.
The Dry Corridor in Central America is experiencing one of the worst droughts of the last ten years with over 1.4 million people in need of food assistance. El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua are the most vulnerable countries.
If female farmers had the same access to resources as men, there could be 100-150 million fewer people suffering from hunger.
More than half of the world’s hungry people are farmers in rural areas who tend fields of five acres or less. Giving female farmers equal access to resources could reduce the number of people living in hunger and poverty by 100-150 million.
Africa’s small-scale farmers lose up to 40% of all the food they harvest. Today, 320,000 farmers across Africa, over half of which are women, participate in WFP’s Zero Food Loss Initiative.
Prolonged droughts followed by heavy rain have destroyed more than half of the corn and bean crops that subsistence farmers rely on to survive.
We need “a systemwide transformation” in the way we live, work, govern and grow our food. It's no small task.