These links include a variety of accessible, interactive, and detailed graphics that are all valuable hunger tools. Copyright: WFP/ Rein Skullerud
There is a wealth of information about hunger on the web, so much in fact that it's not always easy to know where to start. Here are links to the 10 pages and websites that we like best.
ROME -- Whether you're an expert on food security or just someone looking for the big picture on hunger, there's something in this list for you. .
1. Hunger Map of the World
UN Food and Agriculture Organization
This interactive and colour-coded world map is step one in your exploration of global hunger. Click on a country to see key data on hunger (undernourishment) compiled by the statisticians at WFP's sister UN agency in Rome.
2. Interactive Children's Activities
Feeding Minds provides a great way for kids to understand what it means to fight hunger. Especially check out the Promises to Keep tab covering some of the core policy action taken to combat hunger since 1948.
Hunger continues to pose a threat to around 870 million people worldwide. Read more
3. Key Hunger Statistics
UN World Food Programme
A compilation of hunger statistics on our own website, this link allows you to see key figures that WFP keeps in mind when organizing and carrying out our work.
4. Multimedia Blog on Food Issues
Food for 9 Billion
This project launched by the Center for Investigative Reporting looks at "the challenge of feeding the world at a time of social and environmental change” through many multimedia features.
5. World Agriculture Stats
Agriculture Market Information System (AMIS)
Organised around the four crops that most affect food prices (wheat, maize, rice and soybeans), this website offers a wealth of data about production, supply, stocks and trading. Although aimed primarily at experts, the 'Statistics at a glance' page provides a useful overview of world food production.
6. "Food Through The Ages" Timeline
Great idea to do an interactive timeline about food and hunger. Going back to the birth of agriculture 11,000 years ago, it. shows major events and developments in the history of humanity's battle to feed itself.
7. Food Insecurity Map
As well as showing food insecurity rates in the U.S., this page also gives helpful definitions of the terminology frequently used by experts when discussing hunger and related areas such as malnutrition.
8. Interactive Map and Graphs
International Food Policy Research Institute
This map lets you choose a country to view a detailed graph of various hunger statistics from 1990-2011. This page also gives a brief summary of how the Global Hunger Index has changed and made progress.
9. World Malnutrition Map
The World Bank
If you need to know the malnutrition rate in any country of the world, this well presented map has the answer. Pullng data from the most authoritative sources, it also offers information on things such as CO2 emissions and life expectancy.
10. Solutions to Hunger
This package of accessible material, prepared by journalists with expertise in humanitarian affairs, focuses on the range of possible solutions to hunger. A mix of videos, photo galleries and articles, it also points you to related online conversations or blogs.