FAO Fisheries Department

No sustainable development without hunger eradication



On the path to Rio+20, FAO calls for a future with both healthier people and healthier ecosystems.

Sustainable development cannot be realized unless hunger and malnutrition are eradicated, FAO said in a policy document prepared for the Rio+20 Summit to be held in June in Rio de Janeiro.

'We cannot call development sustainable while this situation persists, while nearly one out of every seven men, women and children are left behind, victims of undernourishment,' said FAO Director-General Josť Graziano da Silva.