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According to the latest estimates, the number of undernourished people in the world increased in 2017, for the third consecutive year.Last year, 821 million people suffered from hunger (11 percent of the world population one in nine people on the planet), most of them family and subsistence farmers living in poor rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. However, the growing rate of undernourished people is not the only big challenge we face. About 46 percent of these children live in Asia, while 25 percent live in Africa.If we do not call for urgent actions to halt the increasing obesity rates, we soon may have more obese than undernourished people in the world. This year, World Food Day (celebrated every Oct. 16) aims to remind the international community of its fundamental political commitment to humanity the eradication of all forms of malnutrition and raise awareness that achieving a Zero Hunger world by 2030 (so in 12 years-time) is still possible. Zero Hunger encompasses the eradication of all forms of malnutrition.
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