One billion. That's the number of hungry people worldwide. The effects are heartbreaking. The causes myriad. Solutions are needed now to feed future generations. In this series, the UN 's three food agencies - FAO, WFP and IFAD - take us around the globe in search of answers to some of the most pressing questions we face today.
Join WFP for an unsettling look at the conditions of drought-victims in Chad; IFAD to see how an island nation is preparing for the day when it will be underwater; and FAO to see how farmers in Burkina Faso are learning to produce more.
In this episode of Hungry Planet: a woman in Ghana breaks into the food processing business(IFAD); a typhoon victim in Manila gets help via text message (WFP); and a project in the Philippines helps protect forests for future generations (FAO). In the Hungry Planet series, the UN 's three food agencies - FAO, WFP and IFAD - take us around the globe in search of answers to some of the most pressing questions we face today
In the third episode of hungry planet, legendary ex-Barcelona striker Hristo Stoichkov joins other soccer greats in visiting a community garden project for victims of the 2009 flooding in Burkina Faso; a social experiment in Egypt helps the urban unemployed reclaim desert land and become farmers; and a cash vouchers project in Hebron helps Palestinian families cope with rising food prices. In the Hungry Planet series, the UN 's three food agencies - FAO, WFP and IFAD - take us around the globe in search of answers to some of the most pressing questions we face today.
In this episode of Hungry Planet, empowering women in the Philippines to rebuild their community; combatting high food prices with a project to grow your own food in Pakistan and meet some successful women entrepreneurs from Guatemala using traditional methods to create modern designs.
In this episode of Hungry Planet we go to Rwanda, where tea fields are helping to rebuild a country. We shop in the markets of Cambodia, Pakistan and Egypt to see how much a dollar is really worth. Finally we go to Sri Lanka where cattle here were among the last in the world to undergo blood testing under FAO's Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme.
In the sixth episode of Hungry Planet: Roberto Baggio, Italian soccer star and FAO Goodwill Ambassador, witnesses the devastation of climate change on crops in the Peruvian Andes; Jim Carrey, Canadian-American actor and comedian, visits a school in Haiti and pledges meals for the entire school year and an innovative mobile school reaches out to isolated nomadic children in Mongolia through dance.
In this episode, we join IFAD on the Zanzibar islands where people are learning to farm with modern techniques, FAO checks up on farming families in Pakistan one year after the devastating floods and WFP gives an update on famine affected refugees in the Horn of Africa.
In this episode, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) faces serious food shortages after a harsh winter and flooding led to failed harvests. Developing small and medium size agricultural businesses helps reverse the flow of migration from Moldova 20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union. In Senegal, planting and managing Acacia forests helps combat desertification while providing life-changing benefits to local communities.
In the ninth episode of Hungry Planet, war-weary Somali gather at a project to collect rubbish in return for payment in food. We also look at the causes of food price volatility in many parts of the world. And, in Ethiopia, pastoralists are trained to watch for warning signs of drought to avert future humanitarian crisis.
In the tenth episode of Hungry Planet: Abdul Shakoor, a sheep farmer describes IFAD's development assistance for the tribal people of northern Pakistan; Batjargal, chairman of his local Forest User Group, seeks to preserve Mongolian forests; and we meet Nadif, a pastoralist, seeks refuge from famine in the Docol region of central Somalia, where she receives WFP food assistance.
In this episode of Hungry Planet: Turning arid desert into productive farmland helps ward off hunger in drought-prone Niger. Fishermen and fish sellers in Benin discover alternative ways of earning a living that are good for them and the fishery. Mountain gorillas in Rwanda, the original "gorillas in the mist," are under greater threat due to climate change. Find out what be done to protect them.