With hunger on the rise, a growing global population and resources dwindling, transformative actions need to be accelerated across sectors and societies.
“The UN report revealing that more than 820 million people around the world did not have enough to eat in 2018, a number that continues to climb in the years, is a stark reminder on how far we are from achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero World Hunger by 2030,” said Andre Laperrière, the Executive Director of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN). “World Food Day provides the much needed opportunity to spotlight these issues once again and the call to action to do what we can to tackle the crisis, particularly in countries where income inequality is growing and only compounding the challenges faced by where hunger is growing and low-income households impacted the most. It is also the biggest annual event to encourage action to be bolder and more collaborative to unlock the potential of the governments, organisations and individuals at the forefront of developing innovative solutions to help address the crisis.”
Andre added: “In order for us to increase the rate of progress to tackle the crisis today and future-proof of our food systems for the rapid growth of our global population predicted, we need to acknowledge the key structural issues hampering progress and the profound transformation of food systems needed to provide sustainably-produced healthy diets for a growing world population. The time to act is now, and the only way we can do that is by being smarter in our approach. Radical technological and AI induction is required in the field to revolutionise it,” said Andre Laperrière, the Executive Director of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN).