Achieving Zero Hunger: Combining social protection with pro-poor investments

Eradicating world hunger sustainably by 2030 will require an estimated additional $267 billion per year on average for investments in rural and urban areas and in social protection, so poor people have access to food and can improve their livelihoods, a 2015 United Nations report says. This would average $160 annually for each person living in extreme poverty over the 15 year period.

Prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), the report notes that despite the progress made in recent decades, in 2015 nearly 800 million people, most of them in rural areas, still do not have enough food to eat.

Eliminating chronic undernourishment by 2030 is a key element of the proposed Sustainable Development Goal 2 of the new post-2015 agenda to be adopted by the international community and is also at the heart of the Zero Hunger Challenge promoted by the UN Secretary-General.

2017-11-16T15:48:38+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|VIDEO: Hunger and food security|