Chennai, October 17, 2018: This years’ World Food Day theme is a timely reminder of the fact that a zero hunger world is possible by 2030. For achieving this goal, we should take integrated action in the following four areas:
- Calorie adequacy through the effective implementation of the National Food Act 2013 and other food entitlements like the school noon meal programme
- Overcoming protein hunger through enlarged production and consumption of pulses (poultry eggs can also be introduced where appropriate)
- Overcoming hidden hunger caused by micronutrient deficiencies through a national grid of genetic gardens of biofortified crops
- Provision of clean drinking water and strengthening environmental hygiene
The above four point action plan can help us to achieve the goal of a hunger free world by 2030.
( In the pic: A kitchen garden with naturally fortified plants)