What can I do to help achieve #ZeroHunger?

Whether you're a business, farmer, government representative or simply someone that's willing to make a change, you can take action for #ZeroHunger!

KEY FACTS

815M People

in the world still suffer from hunger even though the world produces enough food to feed everyone. 60% of them are women.

80%

of the world’s extreme poor live in rural areas. Most of them depend on agriculture.

45%

of infant deaths are related to malnutrition.

155 M Children

under the age of five years are still affected by stunting. At the same time, childhood overweight is on the rise in all regions.

1.9B People

are overweight. 600 million of these are obese. Adult obesity is rising everywhere at an accelerated pace.

3.4M People

die each year due to overweight and obesity. In many countries more people die from obesity than from homicides.

USD 3.5T

is the yearly cost of malnutrition to the global economy.

By 2050

agricultural production must increase by about 60% in order to feed a larger and generally richer population.

489M

of the 815M hungry people, and 75 percent of stunted children under age five, live in countries affected by conflict.

Up to 83%

of the overall economic impact of drought in developing countries falls on agriculture.

1/3

of all food produced worldwide is lost or wasted. The global costs of food waste are approximately USD 2.6 trillion per year.

GET CREATIVE!

Poster Contest

We’re calling on children and teens all over the world, from age 5 to 19, to use their imagination and create a poster that illustrates their idea of Zero Hunger.

poster contest

EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD

Join us!

Plan a World Food Day event or spread the word, and let us know if you need our help.