Parallel session
Hunger and food security

Nearly 1 in 10 of the world’s people do not have enough to eat. Their crisis is a daily one: of feeding themselves, their families and their children. Their food security is highly vulnerable to loss of employment and to sudden food-price spikes that raise the cost of food beyond their limited incomes.

While great strides have been made in reducing hunger and malnutrition, there remain too many hungry people in the world. At the same time, obesity and associated illnesses such as diabetes are increasingly prevalent: higher income does not always lead to better and healthier nutrition.

This session considers how countries and international actors can work together to end world hunger, provide better and healthier nutrition, and create food-security for all.


Holger Hansen, University of Copenhagen


Blandina Kilama, REPOA, Tanzania   Presentation | Video
Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Cornell University   Presentation | Video
David Sahn, Cornell University   Presentation | Video

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