‘One Health, Zero Hunger’ – some reading for One Health Day 2020
Published on 03/11/2020
Hub partner Professor Robyn Alders, of Chatham House, UK, is a guest author on ‘One Health, Zero Hunger’, a digital essay by the Global Hunger Index (GHI).
The aim of the GHI is to trigger action to reduce hunger around the world and to ensure the right to adequate and nutritious food for all and to end hunger by 2030.
‘One Health, Zero Hunger’, co-authored with Dr Osman Dar, Dr Richard Kock and Francesco Rampa, is GHI’s peer-reviewed essay that accompanies the annual report designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and country levels.
It calls for not only reshaping food systems to become fair, healthy, resilient, and environmentally friendly but also integrating them into a broader political effort to maximise the health of humans, animals, and our planet.
It makes the following policy recommendations:
- Make food systems work better for people and the planet
- Improve how food systems are governed
- Expand social protection investments for resilience
- Make emergency and long-term development interventions more equitable and sustainable
- Strengthen international cooperation and regulations
Robyn Alders said:
We are hitting planetary and social boundaries—that is, the ecological ceiling and the social foundation beyond which humans cannot safely and equitably thrive—and our food systems are part of the problem …. [we must] Use lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises to build safe, resilient food systems that can prevent complex emergencies and better respond to them.
Professor Alders is currently leading the One Health Poultry Hub’s Roadmap Series of discussions which seeks to identify and tackle key issues underpinning sustainable development from the perspective of the poultry industry.