Global Hunger Index 2012 report

15 April 2014

The 2012 GHI report focuses particularly on the issue of how to ensure sustainable food security under conditions of water, land, and energy stress.

Children walk over agricultural land in Tselmti woreda, Ethiopia. Nothing is growing in the current drought. Photo: David Hunn/Concern Worldwide.
Children walk over agricultural land in Tselmti woreda, Ethiopia. Nothing is growing in the current drought. Photo: David Hunn/Concern Worldwide.

Demographic changes, rising incomes and associated consumption patterns, and climate change, alongside persistent poverty and inadequate policies and institutions, are all placing serious pressure on natural resources.

Food security under land, water, and energy stress poses daunting challenges. The policy steps described in this report show how we can meet these challenges in a sustainable and affordable way.

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