"Equity" and access to food is main "challenge"

During the lean season, families in Wurotorobe, Burkina Faso, struggle to have at least one meal per day, but often they only calm the worst hunger. The poor diet makes small children extremely vulnerable to epidemics and disease. Photo: OCHA/Ivo Brandau (file photo)

Making sure that everyone gets access to food is one of the main challenges facing the international community according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

The UN agency says there is enough food to feed the more than seven billion people on the planet but a lack of equality means that many people, especially in parts of Africa, are going hungry.

International experts recently gathered at UN Headquarters in New York to discuss the issue at a meeting entitled “Leaving No One Behind in Food Security and Nutrition Governance.”

Basma Baghal has been speaking to Amir Abdulla, the WFP Deputy Executive Director.

She began by asking him whether ending hunger was a realistic aim.

Duration: 2’34″

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