Various ceremonies held on Monday to mark the World Food Day 2017 while nearly 22 percent population of the Pakistan is undernourished, according to Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance (SUNCSA) Pak. The World Food Day is celebrated every year across the world on 16 October. The theme for World Food Day this year was “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development.”
However, as per World Food Program (WFP) report beside undernourished population around 43 percent population in Pakistan remained food insecure and out of that 18 percent of people are still facing an alarming dearth of food, said SUNCSA Pak. According to the report, there is more than enough food produced today to feed everyone, yet around 815 million people are chronically undernourished and malnutrition affects almost one in three people on the planet.
The SUNCSA Pak said that Global Hunger Index (GHI) report 2017 states that the country ranked at 106 out of 119 countries and continued to raise concerns with its score on the high end of the ‘serious’ category, according to the report. In recent, the ministry of finance of Pakistan has claimed that the country is an agrarian economy.