World Hunger

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  • 500 Million Hungry People in the Developing World

    500 Million Hungry People in the Developing World
    A World Food Conference was held were governments examined the global problem of food production and consumption. They estimated about 500 million people were hungry in the developing world and knew something needed to be done, but were not sure what.
  • 830 Million Hungry People in the World

    830 Million Hungry People in the World
    The World Food Summit pledges to reduce the number of hungry people by half by 2015. This event was historic with 185 countries present and a new goal to eradicate world hunger.
  • Millennium Development Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger

    Millennium Development Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
    This goal was created at the Millennium Summit to eliminate hunger by 2015. It became known as MDG 1, similar to the goal of the global sustainable goal 2 that we have in set now with our deadline being 2030.
  • 850 Million People Hungry

    850 Million People Hungry
    The World Food Summit held a meeting to discuss the goals they made at the summit 5 years earlier in 1996 to eradicate world hunger. They admitted to poor progress on the goals and came up with ways to fix them.
  • 862 Million People Hungry / Poverty Increases

    862 Million People Hungry / Poverty Increases
    World Food Security announces that hunger has increased. The World Bank projects extreme poverty to increase with over 3 billion people living on less than $2 a day.
  • Expert Forum: How to Feed the World in 2050

    Expert Forum: How to Feed the World in 2050
    International specialists met in Rome, Italy to discuss the global demand for food up to 2050 and how it is only going to increase each year. They talked about the challenges of the growing population, climate change, demand for biofuels, and competition of land and water.
  • Over 1 Billion People Hungry

    Over 1 Billion People Hungry
    The World Food Summit ensures urgent global action to the Millennium Development Goal 1 put into place in 2000. Action is taken for the goal of world hunger to be ended by 2015.
  • Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems

    Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems
    The World Food Security committee invested in agriculture and food systems that contribute to food security and nutrition. This decision supported the realization of the "right to adequate food."
  • Video: The Hunger Project

    Video: The Hunger Project
  • The Sustainable Development Goals were Created

    The Sustainable Development Goals were Created
    The Untied Nations came up with 17 goals that the world could hopefully meet by 2030, ending world hunger being the second goal. This relight the spark and gained people's attention to how serious world hunger is and how it can be stopped if attended to.
  • Video: World Hunger Day

    Video: World Hunger Day
  • Video: What is Food Security?

    Video: What is Food Security?
  • 690 Million Hungry People in the World

    690 Million Hungry People in the World
    Although that number has decreased since 2010, people are still going to bed hungry each night and that number is slowly rising.