Smallholder agriculture can play a strong role in reducing hunger through a broader approach encompassing health, nutrition education and women’s empowerment. Biofortification, producing safer and more diversified food and promoting nutritious and resilient crops, are some of the ways towards nutrition-smart agriculture.
850 million - Number of people who go to bed hungry. 2 billion lack the micronutrients essential for healthy growth such as zinc and iron.
Malnutrition - The first cause of death in developing countries: at least 1/3 of child mortality and 20% maternal deaths.
2.6 million - Number of young children who die each year of malnutrition
The first 1,000 days - Critical for a child's development.