This week, world leaders meet with representatives of the private sector, NGOS and other groups in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to map out ways to make the world safer, fairer, greener and more prosperous. One of the challenges is how to feed a world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, and in fact ‘Food’ is one of the seven key priorities that the Rio+20 summit will be focusing on, as it defines ‘the future we want’.
But at WFP we believe that defeating hunger is more than just a key goal for Rio+20 and the discussions it will host on sustainable development. We think hunger actually underpins the whole debate about sustainable development: we can’t achieve ‘the future we want’, without first dealing with hunger.
These are our 4 messages for anyone attending Rio+20 or concerned about the issues it aims to address.
Investing In Women
Women are at the heart of global food and nutrition security. Investing in women’s potential as producers, procurers and providers of food is vital for food security and sustainable development. Learn more
To find out more about how WFP is working towards sustainability and the goals of Rio+20, visit our special Rio+20 Page
1. Focus on hunger
2. Prioritise food/nutrition on Rio agenda
3. Safety nets are vital
4. Hunger is solvable