In 1996, The World Food Summit (WFS) set a target to eradicate hunger in all countries and an immediate goal to half the number of undernourished people by 2015. Backed by the United Nations (UN), international organizations launched a global effort with the intent of achieving food security for all people. A variety of approaches were employed, including the distribution of food aid and farming supplies, skills training in agricultural development, funding for country-specific research, and legal counsel for states. Despite international efforts, over a decade later the number of undernourished was calculated to have risen by nearly 60 million people (FAO 2011). It appears unlikely that the WFS will reach its immediate goal.
Subramaniam, Mangala and Bunka, Christopher
"Food Security and State: Policy Considerations for the Contemporary Food Crisis,"
Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI) Policy Briefs: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/gpripb/vol1/iss1/7