Ending Hunger By 2030 Possible With Political, Moral Will, Strategic Action
Inter Press Service: Ending Hunger by 2030? This is Possible
Rod Brooks, CEO of Rise Against Hunger
“…[Y]es — ending hunger is possible. … We are on such a trajectory to end hunger that the United Nations established Sustainable Development Goal #2 — to achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture in our lifetime — by the year 2030. … Complacency and business as usual will not get the job done. To be successful, we must not perceive an end to hunger as one large and daunting task. Hunger should be examined as a group of problems that — when viewed as separate, smaller issues — can be tackled through multiple, obtainable goals. The journey out of poverty and hunger for millions of people can come to a long-awaited end if we create the political and moral will to do so and we act strategically by nourishing lives, empowering communities, providing emergency relief during crisis, and growing the movement to end hunger. … As October 16 — World Food Day — approaches, let us be reminded of what we can achieve through working together, by becoming educated, participatory advocates for the world’s hungry…” (10/11).