BENEFITING: GLOBAL CITIZEN
Even though we live in a world of plenty, 795 million people will still go to bed hungry tonight. Another 1.2 billion people are not getting the nutritious food they need to survive and thrive. Hunger and malnutrition traps people in poverty and it costs the global economy trillions of dollars every year. This is an injustice. Our planet provides enough food for all of us.
A vast majority of smallholder farmers are women and it’s women and girls who are first and worst affected by the effects of climate change.
We can end hunger and poverty within a generation. It all starts with farmers. By transforming agriculture we can transform lives and economies. Agriculture has the power to lift hundreds of millions out of poverty by improving productivity, empowerment and access to nutritious food. But climate change is making it harder for farmers to grow enough food to feed their families and a growing population.
About World Food Day:
World Food Day in October 2015 at the Expo Milano presents the first opportunity directly after the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals to build political momentum for the implementation of SDG2 to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030.
In partnership with the Gates Foundation, ONE and Oxfam we are using this moment to elevate the issue of food security and nutrition and to highlight the importance of agriculture ahead of the climate negotiations in December. Through activities on 16th and 17th October at the Expo Milano we are aiming to deliver excitement and renewed support for agriculture and nutrition from donors, developing countries, private sector and civil society.
The food security action launched at the Global Citizen Festival is helping to build the narrative around the importance of agriculture in the run-up toWorld Food Day. It is targeting Prime Minister Renzi to encourage him to champion the issue at the Expo in October.
Tweet: It #StartsWithFarmers to end hunger & malnutrition by 2030. #WFD2015 @matteorenzi #togetherstronger
We’re hoping we can have this tweet blasted out with the attached graphic!