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.