Ending rural hunger: mapping needs and actions for food and nutrition security

The Ending Rural Hunger project was created by the Global Economy and Development division of the Brookings Institution. The first report "Ending Rural Hunger: Mapping Needs and Actions for Food and Nutrition Security" argues that a new approach is needed to achieve Global Goal 2: Zero Hunger that is sustained, strategic and evidence-based. This implies systematic and quantitative review of how well individual countries are doing in FNS, the strategies being undertaken, and the investments being made that can then by mapped out. The project gathers and curates the data necessary to review and follow-up on SDG2 and in the developing countries’ needs assessment, the analysis is directly tied to the specific targets 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4. The report contains the key results and actionable recommendations of a comprehensive effort to quantify the rural FNS needs, policies and resources in 116 developing countries. It also contains three recommendations for developed countries, arguing that they must reduce distortions in their agricultural trade policies, raise the quantity and quality of their aid and introduce better targeting.

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