are marching toward starvation in Zimbabwe.
Giving women and girls access to education is one of the most powerful things we can do to solve hunger. Women and girls reinvest 90 percent of their income back into their families, compared to the average 30-40 percent.
Hunger claims the lives of more than 3 million children each year. 45 percent of deaths among children under age 5 are caused by malnutrition. Nutrition during the first 1,000 days determines the course of a child's life, and in time, shapes the fate of our planet.
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.
90% of the Burundian population depends on agriculture for their survival. Their daily diet —for both children and adults — consists mainly of cassava leaves and Irish potatoes.
For the third year in a row, hunger is on the rise – 821 million people across the globe are hungry. In a world of such abundance, how can that be? To help you better understand, we’ve explained the four pillars that affect food security: availability, access, utilization and stability. Watch to learn more about why people go hungry, and what you can do to help.
Learn more about WFP’s homegrown school feeding in Rwanda. Video provided by WFP Rwanda.
Homegrown school feeding is not only transforming the lives of students, but entire communities.