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How Do We Feed Our Growing Population?

As the world’s population continues to grow, achieving global food security—producing enough nutritious food that everyone can access, and doing so sustainably—is one of the greatest challenges we face today. By 2050, it is projected that there will be 9.2 billion people on the planet, and recent estimates suggest that food production will have to increase by 70% if we are to feed everyone. So the question remains: How do we feed our growing population? 

Progress is Palpable in the Fight Against Malnutrition

Last month, in collaboration with UNICEF, Action Against Hunger organized an exciting panel discussion Reinforcing Momentum to End Acute Malnutrition. Part of a global series of events during the UN General Assembly period that raised the profile of nutrition with global leaders, this panel explored how to effectively and sustainably tackle acute malnutrition.

Philippines Makes Major Commitment to Promote Nutrition

Editor's Note: As we've just reported, Pakistan has signed on to the SUN Movement, which allows countries to collaborate with donors and partners in development to increase nutritional interventions where they are most needed. We're pleased to share that another country in the Action Against Hunger network, the Philippines, has also just signed. Read below to learn more from our in-country Advocacy Manager.

Trending: Momentum Builds to End Undernutrition for Good

Prior to this week’s G8 meeting in Northern Ireland, which took on a variety of international issues, G8 governments and many others have taken on an issue that’s critically important to us at Action Against Hunger and to people all around the world—undernutrition.

“Nutrition for Growth”: A New Chapter for Nutrition Policy

On June 8th governments of developing and donor countries, foundations, private sector partners and nutrition organizations will come together in the UK to recommit to the most important investment we can make in the future: nutrition.

Rallying the Health Sector to Focus on Nutrition

In 1992, representatives from nearly 160 countries and many organizations working to fight hunger and undernutrition met to discuss their strategies and tools for this work at the first International Conference on Nutrition (ICN). The key work products developed at the conference – notably the World Declaration on Nutrition and Plan of Action for Nutrition – as well as the hard work done to fulfill them, have contributed to reducing undernutrition over the past two decades.

Action Against Hunger Launches Justice for Muttur Campaign

This week, Action Against Hunger launched a campaign of advocacy and mobilization to demand justice for 17 ACF aid workers who were executed in the town of Muttur, Sri Lanka on August 4, 2006. The campaign is anchored in a signature video and petition that request an independent United Nations investigation to shed light on the circumstances of the murders and hold those responsible for the massacre accountable.

WARNING: Video depicts graphic images, not suitable for all audiences.

Ending Childhood Malnutrition by 2015

In 2000, world leaders came together to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration committing member nations to reduce extreme poverty by 2015. As part of this declaration, world leaders agreed on eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to achieve by the deadline of 2015.

ACF to G8: Prioritize Child Malnutrition During Summit

NEW YORK, NY—Global leaders must address the urgent needs of the 55 million children suffering from acute malnutrition during the G8 Summit in Ontario, Canada on June 25th and 26th, says international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International. G8 leaders should recognize the central role good nutrition plays in the realization of all Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and prioritize effective joint action to end malnutrition in the lead-up to the UN Summit on the MDGs in September.

ACF Urges Action on Hunger in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK—Action Against Hunger | ACF International is calling attention to the impact of climate change on undernutrition, which now affects more than a billion people worldwide, ahead of next week’s UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.


About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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