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For the first time in human history, the end of hunger is well within our reach. While courageous and passionate individuals have been working to end this scourge for decades, a recent confluence of political will, public-private partnerships and funding has made this ambition possible.
Growth in agriculture is more effective at cutting poverty than growth in other sectors in sub-Saharan Africa because farming is a main source of income for more than 60 percent of the labor force, and will continue to be a major employer in most countries for a decade or more, the report noted.
It won’t be easy. Millions still don’t have enough to eat, and the population is growing faster than ever. Even so, experts believe that if we work together, we have a chance to end hunger by as soon as 2030.
In 2013, with support from Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, Compatible Technology International, a nonprofit organization that designs and distributes postharvest processing tools for smallholders, introduced its pearl millet tools in Senegal.
The World Cocoa Foundation, through a partnership with the U.S. government’s Feed the Future Initiative, WCF member companies, and producing country governments, champions effective strategies that enable cocoa farmers to address one of the main underlying causes of hunger—having enough income to purchase quality, nutritious food near where they live.
After a Farmer-2-Farmer volunteer recognized the potential to grow varieties of Arabica coffee in the elevations and conditions of Burma, a project funded by Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, began its work to connect rural farmers to coffee markets.
With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), TechnoServe and Partners in Food Solutions have provided training or consulting services to more than 600 mills and processorsin Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.