The war in Ukraine has become a catastrophe for millions of people

Anne Poulsen is the Nordic director of the UN's World Food Program (WFP) - one of the world's largest humanitarian organizations that provides millions of people with nutrition every year. She warns that the number of hungry people in the world is rising - and that the war in Ukraine is making the situation worse. Photo TV: World Food Program. Photo by: Logan Abassi. Source: United Nations / Flickr.

Of: Elise Olsson

Even before the war in Ukraine broke out, large parts of the world were in a famine, where the number of hungry people in the world had increased from 135 million to 276 million in just two years. This is a figure that will continue to rise in the shadow of the war. - We must start taking from the hungry to give to the starving, says Anne Poulsen, Nordic director of the UN's World Food Program.

May 31, 2022, Interview

The paradox of food waste and hunger

Claire van Enk created Farm to Feed Kenya to connect farmers and people suffering from hunger. Photo: Micky Schepers-Farm to Feed Kenya

Of: Maria Malmsten

The paradox of hunger, food loss and waste is a global issue. All around the world, a third of all produced food never reaches the consumer. Claire van Enk has created Farm to Feed Kenya to bring about change in these issues, while striving for a healthier planet.

April 29, 2021, English, Long read, Magazine

Increased support for food production is vital

Jamia Salimo: It's expensive to be poor. People in poor countries are forced to spend most of their income on food, and yet it is not enough. Farmer Jamia Salimo in Mozambique has just bought soap, salt and cooking oil. Photo: Edson Artur.

Of: Anna Tibblin and Eva Åberg

More people are at risk of starvation than of Covid-19 globally. The world is facing the worst hunger crisis in 50 years - at the same time, only 2,6 percent of Swedish aid goes to agriculture in poor countries. In order to avoid a hunger pandemic, and in general to succeed in achieving the UN's sustainability goal of eradicating world hunger, we must increase our agricultural aid and support for sustainable food production.

January 29, 2021, Debate

"It's not the virus that will kill my children, it's hunger"

Many families are already starving in Africa. Several parallel crises make the situation even more difficult. Photo: Jules Bosco / USAID

Of: Johan Eldebo

In many ways, covid-19 has changed everything in a couple of months in Africa. From another perspective, the virus is rather another of many threats. Because there are several threats to the progress made in many parts of the continent in recent years. So far in 2020, the first news in many newspapers has been the latest […]

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July 9, 2020, Guest chronicle

Hunger should be combated with more productive agriculture in Africa

Agriculture and Inge Gerremo

Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa must be able to saturate a rapidly growing population, writes Inge Gerrremo.

Of: Inge Gerremo

The fact that hunger is brought up for discussion is very welcome. But with the huge population increase Africa is facing, African agriculture will need to increase its productivity. Something that in turn requires significant structural changes in the coming decades, writes Inge Gerremo who has worked for many years with global food supply.

March 13, 2020, Debate

The work of eradicating hunger must be shifted

Outside food bank in Senegal

Only when we see people living in hunger as part of the solution can we eliminate hunger, writes The Hunger Project. Photo: Johannes Odé

Of: Silvia Ernhagen

World hunger has long decreased, but in the last four years world hunger has increased again. Reports from the UN show that every ninth person now goes to bed hungry. It is a frightening development and with ten years left until Agenda 2030 is reached - and hunger eradicated - we must shift the work, writes Silvia Ernhagen on The Hunger Project.

February 27, 2020, Debate

Hunger is increasing as a result of climate change

Agriculture is being hit hard by climate change. This can lead to many millions of people going hungry. Photo: Meriç Tuna / Unsplash

Of: Sana Pirot

Despite the fact that global poverty in the world has decreased, the UN warns of an increase in world hunger. The reason is that climate change is affecting agriculture, which can produce less food. And there are no ambitions to deal with it, according to several global reports.

July 6, 2019, News

Reduce climate change and hunger with trees

Benta Muga in Kenya uses agroforestry on his farm and plants crops together with trees. Photo: Amunga Eschuchi, Vi-skogen

Benta Muga in Kenya uses agroforestry on his farm and plants crops together with trees. Photo: Amunga Eschuchi, Vi-skogen

Of: Anders Malmer, Christina Schaffer, Christina Mastroianni, Linda Andersson, Madeleine Fogde, Maria Olund, Mary Schultz and Matthias Goldmann

It is not sustainable to solve the need for more food and feed with continued deforestation or overuse of agricultural land. Instead, we need to invest in production that reduces emissions, increases biodiversity and provides food for people. Part of the solution is about trees, write researchers and organizations within the Agroforestry Network.

October 1, 2018, Debate

Gender equality essential to eradicate hunger

Of: Kawinzi Muiu

Gender equality and the elimination of hunger are closely linked. Women and girls play a crucial role in rural development, but are hindered by structural barriers. Working with a gender perspective in conflict situations increases the effectiveness of development assistance efforts. That is why it is important to put women and gender equality at the center of humanitarian aid and development cooperation, writes Kawinzi Muiu, director of the gender department at the UN's World Food Program (WFP).

April 16, 2018, Debate