Hunger strikes more than 840 million people. It saps strength and dulls intelligence. It destroys innocent lives, especially children. And by weakening a nation's workforce, hunger cripples a nation's growth.
FAO helps countries to make progress toward the World Food Summit (WFS) goal of reducing the number of hungry people by half by 2015. It also works toward the Millennium Development Goals.
Working together we win - Working separately we don't. Working together means joining forces,
agreeing on where there is opportunity and
challenging when required. It is essential to work together and have many voices as a united force in order to effectively increase global awareness and public campaigns on issues of hunger and poverty, to make both hunger and poverty a part of the past. Newsletter #5 of the International Alliance Against Hunger.
According to the former President of Germany, Mr Johannes, Rau, the fight against hunger calls for patience, endurance, great commitment and persuasiveness. We need patience and endurance because the fight against hunger is long and hard. We should not allow ourselves to become disheartened if progress is sometimes less than we had hoped, or if we suffer set-backs in some areas, and must keep our eyes firmly fixed on our goal: a world without hunger. (More...)
Better nutrition education helps reduce malnutrition
FAO nutrition materials educate people to make healthy food choices... (More)
Building political will to end hunger
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FAO warns world cannot afford hunger
World leaders urged to keep hunger reduction commitments ... (More)
Joining forces to halve hunger
Q&A with Eva Clayton on the International Alliance against Hunger