Food, for good!

Background

Since 2015, the world hunger population started to gradually increase after decades reducing, according to the report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Currently, there are over 820 million people are suffering from hunger, it is one-ninth of the world’s population. Over 3.1 million children aged below 5 are dead due to the lack of nutrition, and it is a 45% proportion of the 5-year-old death in total worldly. Lately, according to the World Food Programme, the number of hungry people would even be doubled in the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, as per estimated statistics, 2 billion people who are hunger will be added in the world till 2050. It is severely challenging the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of Zero Hunger which is aim to eliminating the hunger by 2030 and ensure all people can attain enough nutrition and food every year.       

Picture 1: The number of hunger increased since 2015 https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/E_Infographic_02.pdf
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Zero hunger: a reality or an illusion?

According to the World Food Program (WFP) 821 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That is about one in nine people on earth. Even more one in three – suffer from some form of malnutrition. The consequence is worse on children. Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five, that is, 3.1 million children each year (World Food Program, 2018). In a world characterized by disturbing rate of hunger, especially in most developing countries, one of the fundamental sustainable development goals has been to combat hunger through zero hunger. The question here is, is zero hunger really something we can achieve in today’s world or is it just an illusion?

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