Recognizing outstanding progress in fighting hunger
Awarding MDG-1 country achievements
In 2013, FAO recognized 38 countries for reducing by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015, in keeping with a target set by the first Millennium Development Goal.
In 2014, the list of country achievements is growing, as governments continue to fulfill their pledge to eradicate hunger globally. On 16 June FAO recognizes:
- China and Morocco for having met the MDG-1 hunger target of cutting by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger between 1990-91 and 2015;
- Chile for having met the more ambitious goal set by the 1996 World Food Summit of cutting by half the number of people who suffer from hunger between 1990-91 and 2015. Chile had already met the MDG-1 hunger target at the end of 2012, and was recognized in 2013 for this achievement.
Chile reduced the prevalence of undernourishment from 9% in 1990-92 to less than 5% in 2011-13, so reaching the 1996 WFS Goal of halving the number of hungry people by 2015.
China reduced the prevalence of undernourishment from 22.9% in 1990-92, to 11.4% in 2011-13, or 272.1 million chronically hungry people in 1990-92 to 158.0 million in 2011-13.
Morocco reduced the prevalence of undernourishment from 6.7% in 1990-92, to less than 5% in 2011-13. In the same period, the number of undernourished people has been reduced from 1.7 million in 1990-92 to 1.6 million in 2011-13.