Food Security and Climate change
The United Nations Committee on World Food Security states that a person is only considered food secure when he or she has the physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets his or her dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
Ending hunger and malnutrition remains the biggest challenge that humanity faces.
A lot of progress has been made over the last 20 years in improving Food security and this is evident with a decline in global undernourishment. However significant challenges remain with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation stating that more than 800 million people worldwide remain food insecure today.
The challenges to achieving food security will only get more difficult with climate change and the growing world population with huge demands on fish, meat and agricultural products.
The root cause of most food insecurity today is poverty. Globally, there is enough food available to feed everyone, but many people are too poor or have inadequate incomes to afford it. As such, increasing the incomes of the poor and tackling development challenges for countries are critical elements for achieving global food security.
There is an urgent need to tackle global food security and it is rightly recognised in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG2 sets targets to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.
“Out of 7.7 billion people on this planet, 2 billion don’t have enough food. We believe access to nutritious food is a basic human right.”
World Food Programme
821 million people go to bed hungry every night
We are working with some of the world’s most vulnerable communities to ensure that no one need die from hunger or suffer severe malnutrition. We are working hard to help the poor and needy find sustainable ways to make sure they know where their next meal is coming from and support medium to long-term methods of reducing their vulnerability to hunger and malnutrition.
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