Biodiversity is needed to sustain and expand the world’s food supply and support the needs of a growing population. To achieve zero hunger, our agricultural and food system interventions need to double as environmental interventions.
Climate change isn't coming. It's already here, and it's the second leading cause of global hunger. Here are the six most effective things we can do about it.
The latest report is out and the message is clear: We’re going to need incredibly bold solutions and urgent action if we have any hope of eliminating hunger.
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.
"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.