Ending Malnutrition Requires Action Against Climate Shocks, ‘Heroic Effort’ From World Leaders, Civil Society

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Changing climate for zero hunger: Why nutrition matters
Kathy Spahn, president and CEO at Helen Keller International

“…Malnutrition is the single greatest threat to child survival today … Good nutrition is critical to the healthy growth and development of children … [and] is also an essential driver of economic growth. … Evidence shows that a set of high-impact nutrition actions can save hundreds of thousands of lives annually. …The new U.N. data warn that ending malnutrition also requires immediate action to help vulnerable communities become more resilient to climate shocks. … [A]ctions [like finding better ways of assessing and quantifying levels of food insecurity and increasing investments in nutrition] — combined with holistic programs to fortify key staple foods with micronutrients, strengthen and diversify rural livelihoods, and empower small-scale farmers to increase production of drought-resistant, nutritious crops — can protect communities from food crises. … Ending malnutrition by 2030 will require a heroic effort from world leaders — and ordinary citizens everywhere…” (11/29).

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