Parliamentary alliances against hunger and malnutrition
For the third year in a row, hunger is on the rise again and affects 821 million people in the world. In addition, one third of the global population suffers from malnutrition. Eradicating hunger and malnutrition by 2030 requires strategies, public policies, national laws and programs that guarantee the right to adequate food for everyone, contribute to reducing poverty and improve people’s diets according to each country’s specific context. This publication presents the structural causes of hunger and malnutrition and introduces FAO’s framework of action to achieve a solid political commitment and design long-term legal strategies to achieve Zero Hunger. With successful legislative examples, including constitutional amendments, school feeding laws and family agriculture programmes, the publication shows how parliamentary alliances play a key role in consolidating food and nutritional security.