Today, 1 person in 8 around the world will go to bed hungry.
That person may have been going hungry for months, for years, or even since childhood.
How does that affect that person?
Increasing health problems:
That person is caught in the spiral of poverty.
Hunger affects nearly 900 million people worldwide—mostly women and children.
These conditions can change in developing countries.
That is why CIDA strives to provide the most destitute with food security
With food security, people enjoy greater health, learn better, are more productive, and can assert their rights.
Food security means having year-round access to quality, healthful and nutritious food.
Increasing food security in developing countries is a CIDA priority theme.