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World Food Programme thanks HRH Prince El Hassan Bin Talal for leadership on Jordan's Zero Hunger Strategic Review

AMMAN – Under the patronage of HRH Prince El Hassan Bin Talal as the lead convener, the Strategic Review, a comprehensive study that addresses progress and priority actions required to achieve Sustainable Development Goal no. 2 - Zero Hunger, was launched in December.

Carried out by an independent team from the National Centre for Research and Development, the review brought together many stakeholders – including ministries, donors, international organisations, civil society and the private sector – towards forming a common understanding of food insecurity issues to identify gaps and put forward solid recommendations that will form Jordan’s national food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture plans until 2030.

Achieving the targets of SDG2 in Jordan will require a comprehensive plan that addresses regional dynamics, the interaction between food insecurity and poverty, agricultural production and access to water, climate change and resource conservation as well as economic development. The research team brought rich expertise in all of these areas, allowing for cross-cutting analysis on the root causes and priority actions in Jordan.

The Strategic Reviews, being carried out in 60 countries worldwide, also help to cultivate a collaborative ecosystem between various partners globally with the aim of creating promising partnerships and initiatives to support governments achieve and sustain progress on SDG 2.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Jordan expresses its deepest gratitude to His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal for his leadership of Jordan’s Zero Hunger Strategic Review.

“This effort is tremendously appreciated by WFP and all humanitarian actors in Jordan,” said Sarah Gordon-Gibson, WFP Country Director and Representative in Jordan. “The Zero Hunger Strategic Review will act as a roadmap, guiding WFP’s Country Strategic Plan, which defines the type of support we will provide to the Government of Jordan over the next three years.”

“An enormous amount of effort and expertise went into this process and for this, WFP thanks HRH Prince El Hassan Bin Talal and all stakeholders who contributed to this extremely important study,” Gordon-Gibson added. “There is no better time to take concrete steps to improve access to food and nutrition for every person in Jordan and WFP reiterates its commitment to continue working with Jordan towards its development objectives.”

Since 1964, WFP has played a pivotal role in supporting national efforts to reduce hunger and poverty in Jordan. To date, WFP has carried out 50 development projects and emergency operations with the Government of Jordan and local partners, making a tangible difference in the lives of millions of people across the Kingdom.

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