Ending Hunger in Africa - NR fact sheet


Ending Hunger in Africa

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Rome, 2008


At the 1996 World Food Summit (WFS), leaders from 186 countries pledged to reduce the number of hungry people in the world by half no later than 2015. This was reinforced by the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG-1) that specifically sets out to reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day and the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015.

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