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Building Partnerships: Community for Zero Hunger

The Challenge of Zero Hunger Means:

  1. Zero stunted children less than 2 years old
  2. 100% access to adequate food all year round
  3. All food systems are sustainable
  4. 100% increase in smallholder productivity and income
  5. Zero loss or waste of food

Impact Goals:

  1. Create an open source platform where anyone can access easy-to-understand information about the Zero Hunger targets, what's needed and how to help
  2. Identify specific and replicable solutions to close the gaps as we build a zero hunger world
  3. Enable ongoing cross-fertilization of ideas across members of the private, public and civil society sectors
  4. Facilitate direct engagement among people living, working and investing in communities where hunger persists to solve problems in real time with answers that fit the local context

Implantation Plan:

Phase I: Interviews with local-level international organizations, non-profits, non-governmental organizations, foundations, policymakers, companies and others to identify specific priorities, needs and experiences to meet the UN Zero Hunger Challenge

Phase II: Experience mapping of companies, civil groups and public sector organizations to uncover experiences, technologies, research, services and oter knowledge that can be applied to context-specific gaps that affect our collective ability to deliver a hunger-free world

Phase III: Development of a report and open-acess online resource highlighting experience mapping results and opporunities for collaboration and knowledge-sharing across sectors

The Community for Zero Hunger is seeking the input of practitioners that have experience and knowledge - and the ability to identify frontline gaps and challenges - as they relate to key food, nutrition, and agriculture topics in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean

DEADLINE: The surveys will be open and available for input through August 31, 2014.

There are five questionnaires in total, each of which aligns with one of the five elements of the UN Zero Hunger Challenge:

  1. SURVEY 1: NUTRITION (MATERNAL AND CHILD)topics related to maternal and child nutrition, nutritious food access, and related issues that affect child development and health.
  2. SURVEY 2: FOOD ACCESStopics related to access to adequate food at all times, food systems, markets, social safety nets, etc. 
  3. SURVEY 3: FOOD SYSTEM SUSTAINABILITY: topics related to food system sustainability, including environmental challenges and threats, climate-resilient agriculture, and water and irrigation challenges.
  4. SURVEY 4: SMALLHOLDER FARMERS: topics related to smallholder farmer productivity and income-related issues such as farming inputs, resources, training, land tenure, agricultural research and innovation, access to markets, etc.
  5. SURVEY 5: LOSS AND WASTE OF FOOD: topics related to food loss or waste such as post-harvest losses, storage and transport, waste by retailers and consumers, locally-relevant technologies, behavior change methods to curb loss/waste, etc.

Community for Zero Hunger Contact Information

Community for Zero Hunger
1730 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Suite 915
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-552-3006
Twitter: @ZHCommunity