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"While one segment of society is dreaming of life on Mars, over 113 million others are facing acute hunger and dreaming of food...Good nutrition is the bed-rock of sustainable development, peace and security."
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.
Before WFP’s school feeding project started in this city, local farmers only sold 220 pounds of produce on any given day. Now, they supply traders with 880 pounds of food every day to cover the requirements of the project.
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.
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.
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.
Global hunger isn’t about a lack of food. Right now, the world produces enough food to nourish every man, woman and child on the planet.
This World Food Day 2018, we’re excited to announce the three recipients of the Fall 2018 Catherine Bertini Trust Fund Awards.
"Solving food insecurity is not about producing more food, but rather making the most of the food that we already have."
What can be done to get progress in Latin America back on track? Andy Jarvis, a data scientist at CIAT, and Chase Sova, sr. director of public policy at WFP USA weigh in.