October 11, 2016 10:33

New Report: 2016 Global Hunger Index

The 2016 GHI cover. Cover photography: Men gather straw on their farm in the rural area of Sokota, Ethiopia. Panos/Sven Torfinn 2008.

The 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI), 11th in a series, has been released by our members Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe, and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The theme of this year’s edition, Getting to Zero Hunger, is based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 2 to achieve zero hunger by 2030.

The report reveals that despite a 29 percent decrease in hunger scores in developing countries since 2000, the world is not on track to end hunger by 2030. If current trends continue, more than 45 countries will still have “moderate” to “alarming” hunger levels in 2030.

The declines in average hunger levels across regions or individual countries do not tell the whole story as the averages can mask lagging areas where millions are still hungry. In order not to leave anybody behind and to reach the most vulnerable areas and communities first and faster, we need good data and targeted solutions.

The GHI suggests that it is still possible to reach zero hunger by 2030 but accelerated progress is needed. The report’s recommendations on how to achieve this goal include an agriculture and trade reform, support for smallholder farmers, and a reduction of food waste.

The international launch of the report will take place on 11 October in Brussels. Follow us on Twitter from 18:00 to 19:30 CET for live updates from the event. You can join the discussion using #GHI2016.

Read more:

Press Release
2016 Global Hunger Index
Report Synopsis
Case Studies
Fact Sheets: General, Africa, Asia
Videos: GHI 2016, David Nabarro: Getting to Zero Hunger
2015 Global Hunger Index