Did you know...
Of the 30 000 edible plants, just 4 – wheat, rice, maize and potatoes – provide 60 percent of the world population’s energy intake. Using such a small number of species increases the vulnerability of agriculture systems and puts food security and nutrition at risk.
Climate Change Impacts
By 2080, climate change is likely to have these impacts: 75 percent of Africa’s population could be at risk of hunger; 75 million hectares of land currently suitable for rainfed agriculture being lost in sub-Saharan Africa; Agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to fall by up to 8 percent...
Did You know that...
Small producers invest four times more in agriculture than governments, donors and private enterprises combined (FAO, State of Food and Agriculture, 2012)
One in four children under the age of five are stunted due to chronic undernutrition. Micronutrient deficiencies or ‘hidden hunger’ affect an estimated 2 billion people. (FAO, State of Food and Agriculture, 2012)
Nutrition - over and under
While two billion people suffer from one or more micronutrient deficiencies, Obesity rates have doubled over the last 30 years. 1.4 billion people are overweight, and 500 million obese.