Developing Countries: Food

Department for International Development written question – answered on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Twigg Stephen Twigg Chair, International Development Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help meet Sustainable Development Goal 2 on zero hunger.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK is playing its part in ending hunger and undernutrition through a substantial portfolio of agricultural and other economic development programmes, social safety nets, and humanitarian response interventions; through its bilateral programmes as well as support to multilateral institutions.

Following the UK-hosted Nutrition for Growth Summit in 2013, DFID has significantly scaled up its work to prevent and treat malnutrition. Since 2015, we have reached 60 million young children, adolescent girls and women with nutrition services, particularly in the most fragile and conflict-affected regions of the world.

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