This report highlights our work to end hunger in more than 24,000 communities throughout Africa, South Asia and Latin America, as well as our global advocacy efforts to end hunger and poverty worldwide.
A few highlights from our work in 2014 include: training nearly 23,000 volunteers worldwide; more than 207,000 participants in Vision, Commitment and Action Workshops; and 81,000 trainees in food security workshops.
Significant progress has been made over the last two decades, yet the most entrenched poverty and hunger still remains. Ending hunger and poverty by 2030 is only possible if we transform existing policies, ambitiously work to overcome inequality, including patriarchy, and use the latest research and technology to innovate and share best practices. The bottom line: this will require a breakthrough.
The Hunger Project’s holistic approach empowers women, men and youth living in rural villages to become the agents of their own development and make sustainable progress in overcoming hunger and poverty. While adapted to meet local challenges and opportunities wherever we work, all of our programs have these three essential elements at their foundation:
- Start with Women: Empowering women as key change agents.
- Mobilize Everyone: Mobilizing clusters of rural communities for self-reliant action.
- Engage Government: Forging effective partnerships with local government.