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The quest for zero hunger: Stories from Africa

Without rapid progress in reducing and eliminating hunger and malnutrition by 2030, the full range of Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved.

We can advance faster if we work together. In its quest to achieve a Zero Hunger world, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) works in partnership with communities, governments, and organizations across Africa to address malnutrition, boost the productivity and resilience of small-scale farmers, share knowledge about innovative farming practices, and build sustainable food systems.

FAO’s bold approach focuses on empowering women and employing youth, providing them with the skills and resources (land, capital, emerging technology) they need to grow their own businesses and engaging them in the decisions that affect their lives. This book celebrates some of the progress made in communities across Africa, showcasing real-life examples of the ways we can work together to achieve Zero Hunger. While there is no magic bullet, many workable and innovative solutions are already out there to help men and women overcome the challenges they face in trying to earn a living and feed their families.