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Successes In Developing Countries Responsible For Drop In World’s Hungry Population, Report Shows

Media outlets discuss the U.N.’s recently released State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 report.

Agence France-Presse: U.N. targets zero hunger in a generation as numbers fall
“The number of hungry people around the world has dropped below 800 million for the first time since the U.N. started counting, the Food and Agriculture Organization said in an annual report on Wednesday…” (MacKinnon, 5/27).

The Guardian: Social protection schemes hold key to beating world hunger, says U.N.
“If targets to end world hunger by 2030 are to be met, governments and donors in developing countries must spend more on cash transfers to poor farmers, school meals, and other social protection schemes, a U.N. report has said…” (Anderson, 5/27).

U.N. News Centre: Joint U.N. report says rate of world hunger dropping amid wider eradication efforts
“…The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 (SOFI) report, which was jointly published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the World Food Programme (WFP), reveals that the number of hungry declined to 795 million — 216 million fewer than in the 1990-1992 biennium and nearly 100 million fewer than in 2012. This, the agencies said in a press release, is due in large part to successes in the world’s developing regions…” (5/27).

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