WFP “Zero Hunger Challenge”
WFP, the largest humanitarian organization in the world, work to end hunger. Currently the world produces more food per capita than it has ever produced before. Despite this, however, hunger and malnutrition are still widespread.
Launched in 2012 at the Conference on Sustainable Development Rio + 20, the Challenge Zero Hunger offers the vision of a world free from hunger, where you can at the same time to meet the growing demand for food and to address the new environmental problems. Through the “Zero Hunger Challenge – United for a Sustainable World“, the United Nations Organization (UN) gives at Expo Milano 2015 the vision of a world free from hunger, demonstrating to visitors that it is possible to put an end to world hunger only by working together, because each one can and must be part of the solution.
Launched by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, the Zero Hunger Challenge puts five objectives:
– Zero deficient children under two years of development
– 100% access to adequate food, always
– All food systems are sustainable
– 100% increase in productivity and income of small farmers
– Zero loss or waste of food
WFP’s work in the world contribute to the achievement of each of the five points of the Zero Hunger Challenge. Even amid many uncertainties, the world really wants to conquer hunger and do it in a sustainable manner that is, limiting pollution, reversing the trend of loss of land, saving water. However, if you really want to achieve the goal Zero Hunger, it needs a moral change that will lead to change lifestyle, reduce waste, maximize the use of land resources and support the role of women in agriculture.