IAEA and FAO Work Together To Help Feed the Hungry
There are hundreds of millions of reasons for the IAEA to use its expertise in nuclear technologies to help increase global food security – today, around 870 million people suffer from hunger. Hunger means that one child dies from the problems caused by undernourishment every six seconds.
“All of us have a responsibility to do everything we can to help them,” says IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. “The IAEA is in the unique position of being able to make nuclear technology available to developing countries. We help them grow more food, fight animal and plant pests and diseases, and ensure the safety of food products.”
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