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Type Working Paper
Title Zimbabwe zero hunger strategic review
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
URL http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/communications/wfp290422.pdf
Abstract
The Zero Hunger Challenge is an international multi-level and multi-sectoral call for action
made by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2012 towards a vision of a world without
hunger. It brings together different stakeholders at country level to contribute to eliminating
food and nutrition insecurity. The Zero Hunger Challenge1
is structured upon the following five
pillars:
 Pillar I -- Zero stunted children less than two years old
 Pillar II -- 100% access to adequate food all-year round
 Pillar III -- All food systems are sustainable
 Pillar IV -- 100% increase in smallholder productivity and incomes
 Pillar V -- Zero loss or wastage of food
Zero hunger is at the heart of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Sustainable
Development Goal (SDG) 2 calls on Member States to “End hunger, achieve food security
and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture’’. Four of the five targets under SDG
2 are derived from the pillars of the Zero Hunger Challenge. SDG 2 has targets on access to
food, malnutrition, agricultural productivity and resilient food systems. Together with target 2.5
on biodiversity and 12.3 on food loss and wastage, as well as the means of implementation
and the outcome of the Addis Conference on Financing for Development, these targets
represent the vision and blueprint for achieving zero hunger at the global level.
The Zimbabwe Zero Hunger Strategic Review seeks to identify opportunities to strengthen
current and future programmes and strategies towards a common goal of eliminating hunger
and malnutrition. The Review is informed by key national policy and strategic frameworks such
as the National Food and Nutrition Policy (2013), the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable SocioEconomic
Transformation (ZimAsset) (2013-2018) and the Zimbabwe United Nations
Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF) (2012-2015, 2016-2020).
The main objectives of the Strategic Review were to:
1) Establish a comprehensive understanding of the context of the national food and
nutrition security.
2) Review existing food and nutrition security related strategies, policies, plans and
programmes in Zimbabwe and identify gaps in the national response.
3) Provide an overview of priority areas and potential measures to accelerate
progress towards the five pillars of the Zero Hunger Challenge.
4) Initiate the development of a national Zero Hunger Roadmap.

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