Global Hunger Index, State Of Food And Agriculture Report Highlight Challenges To Improving Nutrition, Hunger Worldwide

Fast Company: The people who are going to be starved by climate change didn’t cause it
“Globally, the number of countries suffering from severe hunger has decreased dramatically over the last two decades. But that achievement hides more dire news: We’re not making progress on global hunger fast enough to keep pace with climate change. … That finding comes from the 2019 Global Hunger Index, an annual report card developed by international humanitarian group Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe, a global food-aid group based in Germany…” (Paynter, 10/15).

The Guardian: Higher temperatures driving ‘alarming’ levels of hunger — report
“…The annual report, a ranking of 117 countries measuring hunger rates and trends, shows progress since 2000 but warns that the world still has a long way to go to reach the zero hunger target agreed by world leaders by 2030. The report is published as a series of Committee on World Food Security meetings take place in Rome in the run-up to World Food Day on 16 October…” (Lamble, 10/14).

U.N. News: Stop the waste: U.N. food agencies call for action to reduce global hunger
“With one-third of food produced for human consumption lost or wasted, and millions still going hungry, the U.N.’s food-related agencies are shining a spotlight on the issue: on Monday, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published its annual State of Food and Agriculture report with findings that could lead to a reduction in food loss and waste, and, earlier in October, the World Food Programme (WFP) launched its awareness-raising #StopTheWaste campaign…” (10/14).

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