Addressing global challenges requires a collective and concerted effort, involving all actors. Through partnerships and alliances, and by pooling comparative advantages, we increase our chances success."
- Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General


  • India could see crop yields fall by 30 percent by 2050, a potential disaster in a nation of one billion people where many are malnourished (Agence France Presse, 30 April)
  • 5.6 million children die every year from undernutrition (UNICEF, Facts on Children, 14 June 2007)
  • Every minute some 16 persons die of starvation. The vast majority of them are children under the age of 5 (“fast facts: the faces of poverty”)