FAO Director-General starts 24-hour hunger strike

On the eve of FAO's Hunger Summit, Director-General Jacques Diouf embarks on a 24-hour public hunger strike to express his solidarity for more than 1 billion people around the world who are suffering from chronic hunger.

The role of youth in combating hunger and poverty

George Fernandez, President of MIJARC, discusses the importance of maintaining the dignity of agriculture and the vital role that youth play in breaking the cycle of hunger and poverty. MIJARC is an organization of young people, for young people, with young people. © FAO

Collaboration with farmers in poverty reduction

Elisabeth Atangana, President of the Sub-Regional Platform of Peasant Organizations of Central Africa (PROPAC), discusses the urgent need for good collaboration and effective involvement of farmer organizations in the process of poverty reduction. PROPAC, is an organization representing small-holders, rural entrepreneurs and the vulnerable rural population (women and youth). © FAO

Women are the solution to fighting hunger

Jeannette Gurung, Director of WOCAN on how women are not only a part of the solution, they are THE solution to fighting hunger and poverty. WOCAN facilitates global fora spaces to ensure women farmers and rural women participate in the process for change. © FAO

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The path to the Summit

Three important events have prepared the ground for the Summit:

The High-Level Expert Forum on How to Feed the World in 2050 examined policy options that governments should consider adopting to ensure that the world population can be fed when it nears its peak of nearly 9.2 billion people in the middle of this century.

The Committee on World Food Security considered reforms that will enable it to play a much more effective role in the global governance of food security.

The theme of World Food Day this year is how to ensure food security in times of crisis.

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