10/23/2013 11:31 am ET

A Global Call For Coordinating Food Security Efforts


On Wednesday, countries around the world celebrated World Food Day, a movement launched by the United Nations to end global hunger. As we move into the third decade of celebrating World Food Day and collectively pushing to alleviate hunger worldwide, we must stop to reflect on the progress to date and the even greater challenges ahead.

For decades, the global fight against hunger and poverty has been waged through an array of strategies from public investment to private innovation, from emergency aid to long-term development programs. Progress has been made, sometimes in revolutionary ways, but we have yet to solve the unacceptable problem of too many people — nearly 900 million in the world today — living without physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food.

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