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Ending Hunger by 2030: Our Highest Leverage Role

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The Hunger Project’s Strategic Plan, 2016-2020

In September 2015, world leaders, through the United Nations, adopted the most ambitious agenda in human history: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Among the 17 goals, which are focused on people, planet and prosperity, is a call for zero hunger by 2030.

Never before has humanity had such an opportunity. The world is now echoing the call that The Hunger Project declared in 1977 — it is time to end hunger, once and for all.

The Hunger Project’s vision is a world where every woman, man and child leads a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity. For more than three decades we have been pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies around the world. To achieve our mission of ending hunger and poverty, we must become ever more rigorous in applying our strategic methodology — always asking what’s missing, that if provided, would break through to the end of hunger — as well as our deeply held principles that underpin each and every action we take.

Based on these fundamental aspects of our organization, we must seize the opportunity of the SDGs. We see that our highest-leverage role for the end of hunger by 2030 is to stand on the strength of our programs — the heart of what we do – and build the large-scale partnerships and alliances needed to empower gender-focused community-led rural development everywhere it is needed.

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