Global Parliamentary Summit against Hunger and Malnutrition

The FIRST’s Policy Guidance Notes series, ensures that policy makers have the support they need to understand how sectoral issues affect food security and nutrition and to recognise how to incorporate these considerations into their policies.

This Discussion paper explores the relationship between food loss and waste (FLW) and the right to adequate food. It focuses on the need to develop sustainable global consumption and production systems to contribute to the realization of the right to adequate food while it argues for a human rights-based approach to tackle FLW.

Open, predictable and fair global food markets can help strengthen climate change response efforts and contribute to fighting hunger.

New evidence continues to signal a rise in world hunger and a reversal of trends after a prolonged decline. In 2017 the number of undernourished people is estimated to have increased to 821 million – around one out of every nine people in the world.

The path to prosperity is clearly marked by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It requires transformative action, embracing the principles of sustainability and tackling the root causes of poverty and hunger to leave no one behind. As the prime connection between people and the planet, sustainable food and agriculture have great potential to address many of our challenges, serving up affordable, nutritious food, strengthening livelihoods, revitalising rural and urban landscapes, delivering inclusive national growth and driving positive change across the 2030 Agenda.

How can decision-makers turn that potential into reality? How can they select and prioritise resources to accelerate progress? This publication presents practical solutions through 20 interconnected actions, each describing approaches, policies and tools that contribute to multiple SDGs. 

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