In 2015, the international community committed to end hunger by 2030—the second of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet the world is woefully off track and unlikely to meet that goal. Governments are falling short in their efforts and the momentum to boost agriculture and food security that surged in the wake of the 2007-2008 food crisis needs to be kick started.
On October 16, the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution hosted a public event to coincide with World Food Day, where they provided an update on their Ending Rural Hunger project, which examines food and nutrition security needs, policies, and resources around the world. Panelists discussed the latest data and shared lessons regarding obstacles and innovations in the global drive to end rural hunger.