There are 842 million undernourished people in the world today – that means one in every eight people on the planet experience hunger every day.
According to the United Nations, hunger and malnutrition are the number one public health threat worldwide, greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
In 2012, the world’s wealthiest nations committed to a new alliance to take on the root causes of global hunger: poverty and under-development. They also committed to reforming the current food aid system.
Ninety-eight percent of the world’s hungry currently live in developing countries. But now an innovative approach to fighting world hunger, which moves the focus away from food aid to empowering communities to find the solutions that fit their needs, may be the solution to the world hunger epidemic.
Innovative technology is also offering new solutions to communities faced with hunger and its dire social, economic and public health consequences. An emerging generation of social entrepreneurs have embraced this cause and are getting results with rather unconventional solutions.
Full Frame brought together an expert panel of individuals working on the ground to eradicate world hunger, as well as policy experts leading the effort for greater cooperation among governments to keep this issue a development priority.
- Dr. Eric Schockman, President and Founder of Global Hunger Foundation
- Saul Minkoff, Co-Founder of Pulse
- Jon Brause, Director of the UN World Food Programme’s Washington Liaison Office