world food day by noor

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Ahead of World Food Day (October 16), NOOR visual-storytellers explore the manifold issues that underpin the abundance or lack of food around the planet and humanity’s ability to feed itself.

 

This year, NOOR teamed up with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to document some of the ways the agency and its partners are working to eradicate hunger by 2030.

 

Today enough food is produced to feed everyone on the planet, and yet every day, 821 million people still suffer from hunger — 151 million of whom are children under the age of five. Poverty, conflicts, bad weather and natural disasters all work in combination to foment hunger. And a shocking one third of all food goes to waste or is thrown away.

 

Despite these challenges, reaching #ZeroHunger by 2030 is possible. Producing more food is only part of the answer. We also need to improve people’s ability to access food. This means not only giving family farmers the wherewithal to produce and sell more, but also creating economic opportunities so that the world’s poor nonfarmers can buy what they need at market. It means growing more nutritious food using fewer natural resources or chemicals. It means adapting food production to cope with a changing climate. It means changing our consumption patterns, wasting less food, and removing war and conflict from the hunger equation.

  • HAR2018004C | Syrian refugees working in agriculture in Turkey
  • BOP2018001C | Guatemala food security
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  • HAR2018004C | Syrian refugees working in agriculture in Turkey
  • HAR2018004C | Syrian refugees working in agriculture in Turkey
  • KUB2018002C | Water Crisis in Sahel
  • KUB2018002C | Water Crisis in Sahel
  • KUB2018002C | Water Crisis in Sahel
  • BOP2018001C | Guatemala food security
  • BOP2018001C | Guatemala food security
  • BOP2018001C | Guatemala food security

Healthier diets for Guatemala’s school children

Pep Bonet

Story by Pep Bonet / NOOR for FAO In Guatemala, about 46 percent of children…

Water Crisis in Senegal

Benedicte Kurzen

Story by Bénédicte Kurzen / NOOR for FAO Senegal's Sahel region is home to some…

Syrian Refugees Working in Agriculture in Turkey

Robin Hammond

Story by Robin Hammond / NOOR for FAO Turkey hosts more Syrian refugees than any…

Egypt: Fighting Food Loss & Waste

NOOR

Story by Heba Khamis for FAO In Egypt, growing food requires a mix of agricultural…

Using Drones to speed up relief efforts in Philippines

NOOR

Story by Veejay Villafranca for FAO In the Philippines, the national Department of Agriculture and…