World Food Day 2018 #ZeroHunger

Raising awareness for the issues behind poverty and hunger, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is celebrating the annual World Food Day on October 16th. This year the focus is on Zero Hunger the second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) fixed in the United Nations Agenda 2030. 

While hunger has been declining during the last period, chronic hunger and malnutrition are on the rise again globally. Next to immediate threats such as armed conflicts, climate change is one of the reasons why the goal of a Zero Hunger seems more difficult to achieve than before. In addition, overweight and obesity as forms of malnutrition have increased at an alarming rate.

Fresh fruit is undoubtedly an essential component of a healthy diet. However, climate change also has a negative impact on their production and quality. GoodBerry focuses on improving berry production and fruit nutritional quality under climate change scenarios making sure that attractive fruit choices are accessible to a wide population.

To find out more about the World Food Day, please visit the FAO website.