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