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Growing a better world together

This week in the ‘Pacific Standard’: Africa needs a new approach in its battle against hunger.A quarter of the world's hungry people are in sub-Saharan Africa and the numbers are growing. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of hungry—those in distress and unable to access enough calories for a healthy and productive life—grew from 20.8 per cent to 22.7 per cent. The number of undernourished kids rose from 200 million to 224 million.

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In short

  • The number of hungry people in Africa grew from 20.8 per cent to 22.7 per cent between 2015 and 2016 and the number of undernourished kids rose from 200 million to 224 million
  • Rabobank deals with the most prominent food issues in their “Growing a better world together” project
Rabobank Kickstart Food

Not only Africa needs a new approach in its fight against hunger. Over the next 30 years, the world's population will grow explosively. 2 billion more people will inhabit the earth, the amount of agricultural land will shrink and no less than 1 in 3 kilos of food will be wasted. This means we need to produce a lot more food without depleting the earth, that we have to restore agricultural land and waste less food. Rabobank contributes to solving these urgent problems by kickstarting and upscaling the smartest innovations of their customers and partners. This way, they help to tackle the largest food issues in the world.

 

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Date: 1 January 2018
Source of tekst: Pacific Standard
Author: Twente.com
Audio / video: Rabobank