$330B Needed To End World Hunger By 2030, Global Hunger Index Says; U.N. SG Announces New Plan To Transform World’s Food Systems

The Guardian: Ending world hunger by 2030 would cost $330bn, study finds
“Ending hunger by 2030 would come with a price tag of $330bn (£253bn), according to a study backed by the German government. Research groups compiled data from 23 countries and found international donors would need to add another $14bn a year to their spending on food security and nutrition over the next 10 years; more than twice their current contribution. Low- and middle-income countries would also have to give another $19bn a year, potentially through taxation. The study, published this week, coincided with warnings that the world has an ‘immense mountain’ to climb in order to end hunger, with 11 countries showing ‘alarming’ levels of hunger, and ‘serious’ levels in another 40, according to the Global Hunger Index…” (Ahmed, 10/13).

U.N. News: U.N. chief announces major push to transform harmful food systems
“The U.N. chief António Guterres set out a new plan to transform the world’s food systems on Monday — coinciding with the start of World Food Week — which will culminate in a major summit, scheduled to take place in September next year. In a video message, Mr. Guterres highlighted the importance of food systems, and their impact on economies, environment, and health, but warned that they are ‘one of the main reasons we are failing to stay within our planet’s ecological boundaries’…” (10/12).

Additional coverage of the Global Hunger Index and nutrition funding in African nations is available from Devex and DW.

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