The WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger promotes sustainable solutions to attain food security and nutrition. Using the Brazilian experience as reference, the Centre’s record in the past few years evidences an increasing number of countries moving towards the Zero Hunger goal. Brazil’s strategy to combat hunger In just over a decade, Brazil has made outstanding headway to overcome hunger and promote food security through its Zero Hunger Strategy (ZHS). Since the launch of the […]
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The 2013 Centre of Excellence against Hunger report shows how Brazil has assisted other countries through the World Food Programme Centre. The report presents the main activities and results of the Centre in 2013 and highlights: from the 23 countries that have already undertaken study visits, 13 are at different stages of preparation and approval of their own policies and programs of school feeding and nutritional security. The Centre of Excellence against Hunger is a […]
While Africa continues to face enormous challenges in reducing rural poverty, a vision of economic renaissance led by farmers is beginning to take hold. A new framework to tackle the role of agriculture development in Africa was raised at the 10th Comprehensive Agriculture Development Program (CAADP). Efficient investments, either private or public, in agriculture practices addressing family farmers, allowing the creation of institutional markets and improving its production is what Africa expects from its national […]
The first United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) aim to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty. Brazil has recently made impressive improvements in reducing food and nutritional insecurity especially among children under five years old. By 2009, the percentage of children wasting fell to 1.8% of the total population against 19.6% reported in the past 10 years. The achievements can be explained as a combination of joint efforts in reducing extreme poverty, expanding the income and […]