#HungerProject: The end of hunger?
MANILA, Philippines – In partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), Rappler launched the #HungerProject with a special event titled, “The End of Hunger?”
Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa was joined by DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman, Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo, and WFP country director Praveen Agrawal in a discussion on the most pressing issues surrounding hunger in the Philippines. They tackled what has been done and what else needs to be done to solve the pressing hunger problem.
The #HungerProject is an online platform to raise awareness, spark intelligent conversation, and inspire action against hunger and related issues.
Watch the whole event below.
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The end of hunger?
Is the end of hunger possible? The answer to this question is yes it is, and yes it is possible to end it in our lifetime.
WFP has said that hunger is the world’s most solvable problem yet currently there are 842 million people who don’t have enough to eat every day.
Studies show hunger persists not because food produced is not enough – there are actually enough resources to feed the world. The problem is that not everyone has access to food or the resources to access it.
Hunger is a multi-faceted issue, and solving it requires the combined effort of many different sectors from agriculture, agrarian, energy, education, employment, transport, health, and environment. It will require the will of the government, LGUs, public and private sectors, and civil society organizations to work together and make hunger a priority.
The event brought together various hunger stakeholders from government, non-governmental organizations, student groups, farmers, and advocates who can talk about issues and recommend how best to reduce, if not eliminate, hunger.
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Visit the #HungerProject for stories on efforts to stop hunger in the Philippines and around the world.