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Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutriton

The IFPRI-FAO global event on Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition in Bangkok, November 28-30 brought together global experts, cutting-edge innovators and leaders from governments, civil society, the international community and academia.
The sessions focused on how to accelerate progress in ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition. This goal is a pre-cursor to achieving the SDGs and will require innovative partnerships, ideas, and investment approaches.


Conference Highlights 1 Watch some of the seminal moments in the 3-day event.

Conference Highlights 2  This 4 minute video captures some of the many significant moments in the 3 day event.

Director General Jose Graziano da Silva's opening remarks to the Conference. He cautions that after decades of gains, we have experienced a serious setback in fighting hunger: progress in ending hunger has stalled and actually increased. That is why this joint IFPRI-FAO conference is so important. We must accelerate our actions and work closely together.

Lifting 185,000 out of hunger each day. Kostas Stamoulis, FAO Assistant Director-General, speaks at the opening of the IFPRI-.@FAO #Acceleratingzerohunger conference in Bangkok, saying we must lift 185000 people out of hunger every day on this planet each to reach #ZeroHunger by 2030.

Closing speech by FAO Asst. Dir-Gen Kostas Stamoulis. He closes the #Acceleratingzerohunger event by noting with confidence that, globally, achieving #ZeroHunger by 2030 is high on the agenda – but more can and must be done.

The hunger challenge by the numbers. FAO Assistant DG and Regional Representative for Asia-Pacific boils down the numbers of what’s required to #AccelerateZeroHunger by 2030. Kundhavi Kadiresan says some 821 million undernourished people must be freed from hunger and malnutrition to achieve SDG-2 the #ZeroHunger target.

The hunger challenge by the numbers-2 In order to #AccelerateZeroHunger, we must innovate, participate and most importantly collaborate, says FAO’s Assistant Director-General Kundhavi Kadiresan. She was speaking at the global conference in Bangkok, co-organized with IFPRI, to achieve #ZeroHunger 

The hunger challenge by the numbers-3 The IFPRI-FAO conference to #AccelerateZeroHunger toward the 2030 SDG deadline can be the catalyst needed to agree a way forward that will lead to real improvements in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, says FAO Assistant Director-General Kundhavi Kadiresan

Future Smart Food video. Some 95 percent of the food we eat comes from just 30 species of plants, yet we are aware of more than 12-thousand species considered edible. We need to make better use of these underutilized foods to achieve #ZeroHunger – FAO Asst. Dir-Gen, Kundhavi Kadiresan said at #AcceleratingZeroHunger.

The right data and the right tools For the world to achieve #ZeroHunger by 2030, we need to be sure we have the right tools and correct data – IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan tells global conference to #AccelerateZeroHunger.



A main driver for achieving #ZeroHunger is application of SDG indicators and holding all stakeholders accountable for good governance, FAO’s Xiangjun Yao tells the global conference.

David Dawe, Senior Economist at FAO RAP, speaking on how urban food environments are so different than rural food environments, and the implications for nutrition. Video | PowerPoint presentation

Senior Food Safety and Nutrition Officer Sridhar Dharmapuri speaking on the sidelines of the #AcceleratingZeroHunger conference in Bangkok, explains how innovative food systems will form a vehicle to help accelerate #ZeroHunger by 2030.

Innovation for acceleration on ending hunger #1.  Eleni Gabre-Madhur of Bluemoon Advisory Services, Ethiopia speaks on how the convergence of innovative ideas and new technologies will help hungry nations of the world to leapfrog forward in their work to end hunger and malnutrition as we move forward in our acceleration toward #ZeroHunger by 2030.

Innovation for acceleration on ending hunger #2. Ethiopia has a huge youth population. The key to achieving #ZeroHunger in countries with majority youth populations is by engaging them in ideas about new ICTs and other technologies to end malnutrition and accelerate an end to hunger by 2030. This is the story of one start-up incubator.

Coordinating an end to malnutrition in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, a country with so many challenges, among them and foremost is food security. One-third of Afghans are considered food insecure. Nasrullah Arsalai, Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, Afghanistan, is helping the Afghan government with its approaches to countering malnutrition by implementing a time-bound platform that involves multiple stakeholders coordinate their efforts.