Cutting World Hunger in Half

Science  21 Jan 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5708, pp. 357-359
DOI: 10.1126/science.1109057

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To reach the Millennium Development Goal of halving hunger by 2015, the Millennium Project's Task Force on Hunger recommends seven mutually reinforcing actions: political action; national policy reforms; increased agricultural productivity for food-insecure farmers; improved nutrition for the chronically hungry; productive safety nets for the acutely hungry; improved rural incomes and markets; and restored natural resources essential for food security. The Task Force concludes that "it can be done"-the Hunger MDG can be attained. In this Policy Forum, the task force chairmen explain why achieving that goal will require unprecedented levels of effort, but it is well within the reach of our technical and financial capabilities.