The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in conjunction with The Congressional Hunger Caucus and The Congressional Food Waste Caucus invite you to a congressional briefing in anticipation of World Food Day to discuss triumphs and challenges on the path towards achieving Zero Hunger.
Vimlendra Sharan, Director, FAO Liaison Office in North America
Carrie Calvert, Managing Director, Nutrition and Ag Government Relations, Feeding America
Gawain Kripke, Director of Policy and Research, Oxfam America
Moderated by Kimberly Flowers, Director, Humanitarian Agenda and Global Food Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
After a period of decline, world hunger is on the rise again. Today, over 821 million people are suffering from chronic undernourishment, according to the latest FAO report. Conflict, extreme weather events, economic slowdown, rapidly increasing overweight and obesity levels, and increasing food loss and waste are reversing progress made in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Now is the time to get back on track. The world can achieve Zero Hunger if we join forces across nations, continents, sectors, and professions, and act.
Zero hunger means working together to ensure everyone, everywhere, has access to the safe, healthy and nutritious food. To achieve it, we must adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, work with others, share our knowledge and be willing to help change the world – for the better.