What can you do to achieve Zero Hunger?

Written by Pliro
Oct 16, 2018 Last updated: Oct 16, 2018

World Food Day is celebrated all around the globe to bring and harness awareness about saving food, understanding the nutritional values of different food items and to combine forces to stop wastage of food by people.

ZeroHunger is an initiative by the UN to eradicate hunger from the world by 2030 year. This revolves around so many smaller yet deeper meaning steps like:

  1. Create awareness among people to stop wasting food.
  2. Utilize leftover food or donate it to much needy and hungry people around the community one lives in.
  3. Create pathway for people to promote agriculture in different areas of the world where otherwise food supply is not enough for adults as well as children.
  4. Food security
  5. Provide proper nourishment to communities facing malnutrition and hunger.

United Nations, political bodies and different strong and vast communities have joined forces to achieve ZeroHunger. The goal is to achieve this through equal distribution of food and water to agriculturally weak areas where people are made aware on the importance of agriculture and growth of organic, pure food items. ZeroHunger is a movement that works beyond enmity, discrimination, economic growth and social hurdles to work cohesively on one single goal.

Pakistan and Zero Hunger

Unfortunately, Pakistan is among the many countries where larger community sizes face the shortage of food, proper nutritional value of utilized food, and wastage of food.

Every day, million tons of food goes to waste in restaurants, homes and socially active places where food is served. There has been no concern or initiative taken by the Pakistani government in the past years regarding the wastage of food. The concept of food recycling has never been heard of in the local societies in Pakistan.

However, recently different restaurants and independent student bodies have started campaigns for bringing awareness food shortage and loss. Although Pakistan is one of the major agricultural hubs in Asia, if the concept of food recycling is introduced, it may only boost our ability to grow more food. We can then harness the extra food to good use among those who face malnutrition.

Working for Zero Hunger

It is not just about bigger communities, country heads and governmental organizations to join hands to achieve Zero Hunger. It is important that every person should try and make effort to eradicate hunger from the world. The World Food Day is our chance to show unanimity, and join hands to create platforms that bring changes. We can all start with smaller and individual activities to sustain developmental goals for negating malnutrition and food wastage. What we can do on our own is:

Donate Extra Food

Donate extra food to the people on our streets who have no or little food.

Recycle the Wasted Food

Start the concept of recycling food at home that is not eatable but cannot be thrown out so that one can create and grow food at home easily provided people have places to spare for smaller scale agricultural purpose. For help, we can always consult blogs, health articles, and online forums on food recycling, management of food wastage and sharing food among different communities.

Do not Buy/Order Access Food

Order the  amount of food at restaurants that you can eat. Pack the extra food and drop at shelters or share with street beggars.

Implement Systems for Massive Food Wastage Recycling

The opportunity of creating food recycling and waste management platforms is still open to businesses and the government. Social entrepreneurs can take part in building this concept to help eradicate and achieve Zero Hunger.

It is possible to control food wastage in all areas of food management starting from food growth, production, packaging, to distribution. Food recycling can help minimize food wastage. This can help increase the food utilization among needy communities. This will help in providing adequate amounts of all kinds of food items and provide healthy diet to all. If you do not have the idea of the quantity/portions of food that you should eat, do not hesitate to book an appointment with a nutritionist today.