Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45 per cent) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year. In the past 20 years, hunger has dropped by almost half. 1 in 9 people are undernourished, the vast majority of these people live in developing countries.
Agriculture is the single largest employer in the world, providing livelihoods for 40 per cent of today’s global population. It is the largest source of income and jobs for poor rural households. Women comprise on average 43 per cent of the agricultural labor force in developing countries, and over 50 per cent in parts of Asia and Africa, yet they only own 20% of the land.
Many countries that used to suffer from famine and hunger can now meet the nutritional needs of their most vulnerable people. It’s an incredible accomplishment. Now we can go further and end hunger and malnutrition once and for all.
That means doing things such as promoting sustainable agriculture and supporting small farmers. It’s a tall order. But for the sake of the nearly 1 out of every 9 people on earth who go to bed hungry every night, we’ve got to try. Imagine a world where everyone has access to sufficient and nutritious food all year round.
Together, we can make that a reality by 2030.
Not having enough or the right food to eat affects the physical and cognitive development of children, negatively impacting their ability to learn and to become productive members of their communities. Hunger and malnutrition trap people in poverty. Malnutrition also plays a role in nearly half the deaths of children under the age of five by weakening their immune systems and making them more vulnerable to life-threatening diseases. This cannot go on.We have a critical opportunity to emphasize the importance of agriculture in finally ending hunger.
We can each plant our own home garden
We can avoid food waste
We can share our excess food supplies
We can also ensure to eat healthy foods.
Where: worldwide if we do any of these every day, we will end extreme hunger!
Are you ready to work towards getting us to zero hunger? Where can you start?
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