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Targeting Hunger: South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Transforming Agriculture - General Assembly Interactive Dialogue
13 Feb 2020 -  The event will, inter alia, provide a forum to share experiences, identify challenges and explore opportunities for South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the agriculture sector, in order to address the issue of increasing hunger around the world.
Global hunger has been rising for the 4th consecutive year. Recent figures show that over 820 million people suffer from hunger. More than 60 percent (approximately 500 million) of these 820 million people live in Asia, while another 30 percent (approximately 250 million) in Africa. Hunger has its genesis in extreme poverty. This is reflected in the data on poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, two of the most impoverished and populous regions of the world.
To address the intertwined issues of poverty and hunger, South-South and Triangular cooperation in agriculture can play a key role. It can be leveraged to galvanize economic activity, create employment, improve incomes, spur innovation and stimulate self-reliance and entrepreneurship in developing countries, which are all essential ingredients for overcoming hunger in a sustainable manner.