Investing In People, Leadership Vital To Accelerating Progress To End Hunger, Malnutrition By 2030
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Ending hunger by 2030 is possible, if we can accelerate progress
Shenggen Fan, director general at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
“…The goal of ending hunger and malnutrition by 2030 is … within reach … if we collectively act to accelerate the progress we have already made. It’s time to invest in accelerators — the policies, interventions, and innovations that can overcome barriers and speed progress toward ending hunger and malnutrition. They have potential to create transformative opportunities for reducing hunger and malnutrition quickly and sustainably across developing countries. … But the fullest benefits of these accelerators can only be realized by investing in people and leadership. Without improvements in income, knowledge, and capacity, people cannot fully benefit from the policies, programs, and opportunities to improve their food and nutrition security. We need leaders to create the political will and commitment necessary for tackling this challenge. … The challenge of eliminating hunger is formidable, but accelerating our actions can bring us closer to reach the 2030 goal” (11/26).