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Past Hunger Reports

2015 Hunger Report: When Women Flourish, We Can End Hunger

The 2015 Hunger Report, When Women Flourish, We Can End Hunger, explains how the empowerment of women and girls is essential to ending hunger, extreme poverty, and malnutrition globally and in the United States. Women are the primary agents the world relies on to fight hunger, yet pervasive discrimination persists worldwide, keeping women from maximizing their own potential.

The report examines three areas in which progress is necessary to achieving gender equality: bargaining power, care, and collective voice. Women’s voices are largely excluded from decision making at every level of society, from the family to legislative bodies. Women feed their children, yet receive little support in caring for children and households, making it more difficult for them to earn income to improve household food security and contribute to economy. Policies and programs that empower women increase their earning potential and contribute directly to ending hunger. Visit the 2015 Hunger Report website.

2014 Hunger Report, Ending Hunger in America (cover)2014 Hunger Report: Ending Hunger in America
The 2014 Hunger Report proposes bold steps to end hunger in the United States by 2030. Hunger remains a problem in this wealthy country. About one in seven American households is not always sure where their next meal is coming from. Among children, African Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos, this figure is about one in four.

Making jobs a priority would enable President Obama and Congress to reduce hunger in America by 25 percent by 2017. In addition to investing in good jobs as a way of ending hunger, the Hunger Report calls for an end to the political brinkmanship that led to the sequester and other budget cuts. 

Other recommendations focus on investing in people, strengthening the safety net, and encouraging community anti-hunger partnerships.

Download the full 2014 Hunger Report. 

2013 Hunger Report Cover2013 Hunger Report: Within Reach: Global Development Goals
The 2013 Hunger Report focuses on the final push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by their 2015 deadline, and  proposes a new set of global development goals to eliminate hunger and extreme poverty by 2030.

The report shows how the MDGs have driven progress around the world against hunger and poverty. As a new set of goals is negotiated, the U.S. government and its civil society partners should exert all the influence they can bring to bear to ensure that a hunger goal remains at the top of the post-2015 agenda, and that the new set of development goals applies to all countries, not just the developing world.

With a new, stronger set of global goals informed by more rigorous data, the world can eradicate both extreme poverty and hunger by 2030.

Download the full 2013 Hunger Report.

2012 Hunger Report Cover2012 Hunger Report: Rebalancing Act: Updating U.S. Food and Farm Policies
The 2012 Hunger Report calls for changes in U.S. food and farm policies to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The national nutrition programs should do more to ensure that people in poverty have access to the foods they need for good health and to succeed in school and on the job. Farm policies should encourage production and distribution of healthy foods and help farmers manage risk more efficiently.

U.S. food aid should make sure that mother and children in the critical 1,000-day window between pregnancy and a child’s second birthday get the nutrients they need. Agricultural development assistance should target smallholder farmers.

Download the full 2012 Hunger Report.