Using Different Investment Packages, Global Community Can End Hunger, Achieve Multiple SDGs
Thomson Reuters Foundation: The multibillion dollar question: How much will it cost to end hunger and undernutrition?
Shenggen Fan, director general at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
“…Multiple approaches exist to end hunger and reduce undernutrition through different investment packages, specific targets, measures, and policy pathways, leading to a wide range of costs: Estimates range from $7 billion to $265 billion per year. This may sound like a lot, but research shows the costs are far outstripped by potential benefits in terms of boost to the global productivity and GDP. … Ending hunger and malnutrition has significant benefits that include increased productivity and better health, more peaceful and stable communities and households, and improved educational attainment. … Ending hunger and malnutrition is a moral imperative, and … can bring about the end of other major problems in global development, and usher in numerous social and economic benefits to the world. By boosting investments, we can better strive to end hunger and malnutrition and achieve many of the interconnected SDGs…” (3/14).