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. This report “Ending Rural Hunger: Mapping Needs and Actions for Food and Nutrition Security” (PDF) argues that a new approach is needed to achieve Global Goal 2: Zero Hunger: the international community must shift from a pattern of erratic political attention and inadequate measurement of the underlying issues to a sustained, strategic, and evidence-based commitment to food and nutrition security (FNS). This implies systematic and quantitative review of how well individual countries are doing in FNS, the strategies being undertaken, and the investments being made, especially in the developing world. In turn, this information needs to be aligned with an assessment of what developed countries are doing to contribute to—or detract from—progress. Such a mapping can help identify priorities and promote actionable follow-up at global, regional, and national levels. This report focuses on one core element of the new global goal for 2030: ending rural hunger. The report is accompanied by an interactive website, www.endingruralhunger.org, – that presents the full results of the analysis alongside all the underlying data.