A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish the 815 million people who are hungry today
It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centered rural development and protecting the environment.
Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters, such as droughts and floods. Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities. Poor food security is also causing millions of children to be stunted, or too short for the ages, due to severe malnutrition.
The majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 per cent of the population is undernourished.
Globally, one in nine people in the world today (815 million) are undernourished
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