Four-point action plan can help achieve a hunger-free world by 2030: Prof Swaminathan
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)
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.