World Vision International

Zero Hunger Challenge

With child hunger and malnutrition, the only acceptable number is zero

World Vision promotes the objectives outlined in the Zero Hunger Challenge to eradicate hunger and malnutrition as they are entirely compatible with World Vision’s focus on Child Well Being.

Why World Vision joined the Zero Hunger Challenge

Eliminating hunger involves investments in agriculture, rural development, decent work, social protection and equality of opportunity.It will contribute to better nutrition for all – especially women from the beginning of pregnancy and children under the age of two.

Hunger can be eliminated in our life time but this requires comprehensive efforts to ensure vulnerable children, their parents, caregivers, and communities can progressively survive, adapt, and thrive in a changing context.  To do so, women should be empowered; priority be given to family farming; and ensure food systems everywhere are sustainable and resilient.

Click here for the FAO's State of Food Insecurity report for 2014

The challenge of Zero Hunger means:

  • Zero stunted children less than 2 years
  • 100% access to adequate food all year round
  • All food systems are sustainable
  • 100% increase in smallholder productivity and income
  • Zero loss or waste of food

 Join World Vision as we take the Zero Hunger Challenge head on. Click here for the ZHC Resource Pack. 

Read Telling our Stories: a study of six World Vision food assistance programs.