Cesvi presents the Global Hunger Index 2017

Gli abitanti di un villaggio nel Myanmar nord-occidentale protestano contro un progetto di estrazione del rame che ha portato all’espropriazione di terreni. Credits: Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS 2013.

On Friday the 13th of October Cesvi and Alliance2015 partners are launching the Global Hunger Index 2017 (GHI) at the prestigious Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo.

Developed and adopted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GHI is a statistic tool which collects data on hunger and malnutrition worldwide. Measuring the state of hunger, the Index captures its multidimensional nature at national, regional and global level.

Relevant speakers will participate in the conference: Maurizio Martina, Italian Minister of Agricultural Policies, Maria Elena Boschi, Italian Undersecretary to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Daniela Bernacchi, CEO of Cesvi, Dominic MacSorley, President of Alliance2015, Antonia Potter Prentice, Director of Alliance2015, Mathias Mogge, Executive Director Programmes of Welthungerhilfe, and Abdulai Bun Wai, National Coordinator of Alliance for Large-scale Land Acquisition Transparency, Sierra Leone. Paolo Magri, Executive Vice President and Director of the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), will moderate the meeting.

The GHI shows the overall progress and failures of countries and regions, and underlines which policies and action plans should be implemented to successfully fight against hunger. Published for the first time in 2006, it’s co-authored with Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, Cesvi’s partners in the European network Alliance2015. Cesvi has been editing the Italian edition since 2008.

The international launch event will take place during the Agriculture Week in Bergamo. The initiative is organized in the framework of the Agriculture Ministerial Meeting, the G7 summit on food and agricultural policies, which is scheduled in Bergamo on the 14th and 15th of October.

The program – which includes conferences, laboratories and exhibitions – was presented during a press conference in Bergamo on Monday the 18th of September. Regarding the forthcoming summit, Minister Maurizio Martina said: “Bergamo G7 is an important opportunity to discuss how to better produce with minimum loss, guaranteeing a higher level of sustainability to the future global agriculture”.

The GHI event enrollment will open starting from the 4th of October on BergamoScienza website (to University students from the 20th of September).


Photo Credits: Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS 2013.