The means exist to cut by half the number of hungry people in the world; what is needed is greater political will in both beneficiary and donor countries, according to WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran in an interview with eJournal USA.
Managing editor Bruce Odessey interviewed Sheeran just months after she assumed the WFP leadership position. Challenges to reducing hunger abound: AIDS, poverty, weak governments, climate change, rising food costs due to biofuel increases, and others. Sheeran cited hope, however, that concerted action can break the cycle of hunger that passes from generation to generation. Click here to read more.