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Ending world hunger once and for all should become a global movement

FAO press release

World food security is a key strategic and security challenge for the 21st century. An issue at the center of international events and meetings in 2015, it is drawing increasing attention since the 2007-2008 food crisis and the growing negative impact of the price hyper-volatility of agricultural commodities, leading to several new market reforms and initiatives.

In a press release we are including below
1, the recently reelected chief of the world organization to fight hunger, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, again urged all concerned by food insecurity to move further on their commitments. To do so, 50 agriculture ministers and representatives from more than 100 countries and international organizations attended the Milan 2015 Expo to sign the “Milano Carta” that will be published at the end of the world fair.

Graziano da Silva’s plea confirms that, without a coordinated approach including the many dimensions of food security between the nations of the world, it will be very difficult to eradicate world hunger permanently. A verdict that seems to take shape year after year, but that cannot be achieved without concrete tools and methods to design a global governance system for agriculture.

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"The entire world is called to join in a global movement to end hunger and malnutrition once and for all," FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said during his opening address today at the International Agricultural Forum at EXPO Milan, attended by more than 50 agriculture ministers and delegates from more than 100 countries and international organizations.

He said the Expo 2015 Universal Exhibition - which is hosting the forum - comes at a crucial moment in history as it coincides with the end of a 15-year global effort to reduce hunger as well as a new one that will promise to eradicate it altogether.

A priority of the Sustainable Development Goals currently being negotiated by the international community is a time-bound framework to "end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture," Graziano da Silva said.

Progress achieved through the previous Millennium Development Goals, which targeted the halving of the share of populations suffering hunger, demonstrates that the next and bolder goal is possible.

"I want to renew this pledge to all of you, as representatives of your countries, to embark on this journey," he added, noting that the United Nations system is offering full support to more than 100 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia that have already committed to end hunger.

Hunger's root cause is not the scarcity of food but poverty, itself linked to a spectrum of inequalities and revolving around questions of access - access to water, land and other productive resources, access to resources, income and markets as well as access to adequate social protection, Graziano da Silva said.

Ministers gathered here to discuss how to improve food security, nutrition and food systems in general will on Friday sign the "Carta di Milano," an initiative of the Italian government that seeks to nudge countries, organizations, companies and citizens to pledge to finding solutions to food and nutrition challenges.

The Carta will be central to the Expo's legacy, Graziano da Silva said, noting that citizens "must do their part" by reducing food waste and consuming environmentally friendly products, and that responsible investors must also act in a way that enhances food security and nutrition.

Producers, he added, can choose from an array of options, including agroecology and climate-smart agriculture, to ensure sustainable production.

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Paris, 21 June 2019