The world is still hungry

by Roberta Lunghini - 2013.03.14

One in eight people goes to sleep hungry every day. Hungry people worldwide are 870 million. Even if there are 130 million fewer hungry people today that there were 20 years ago, the situation is still tragic. In order to better monitor food security, FAO has launched, in more than 140 countries, on an annual basis, the project “The Voices of the hungry“. At the moment, at the global level, there are no direct estimates of the number of food insecure people and too many key questions remain unanswered:

  • Who are the food-insecure?
  • Where do they live?
  • Why are they food-insecure?
  • What is the appropriate intervention to reduce food insecurity?
Published in Families and poverty.
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