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Matilda Kreider next to FAO sign

Matilda Kreider in the entrance hall to the Committee on World Food Security Conference at FAO headquarters in Rome. (Marisa Umeh/UC-Berkeley)

George Washington University
At the end of our time in Rome, I spent a day exploring the ancient city of Pompeii. Just as Pompeii experienced a catastrophic environmental event in 79 A.D., we in 2019 are facing down climate change on a global scale.

Marisa Umeh attends a session during the Committee on World Food Security Conference in October 2019 at the UN-FAO in Rome. (Kim Ossi/PlanetForward.org)

University of California, Berkeley
I found it comforting to know that in a highly polarized political climate, countries are willing to put aside their differences to ensure that the most vulnerable in their society are able to thrive.

Lindsay Eberhart listens to panelists during a youth-centered session on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Kim Ossi/PlanetForward.org)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
When I entered the headquarters of the FAO on Monday morning, I knew the week ahead would include breakthroughs and realizations — not only for myself, but for the world. 

Rohan Agrawal at the Committee on World Food Security Conference in October 2019. (Dan Reed/PlanetForward.org)

University of Mississippi
I had impatiently waited to attend the Committee on World Food Security for the past four months. Little did I know that I was about to step inside a place that would dramatically change my perspective on global issues.
Our Planet Forward storytelling team
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
On our latest storytelling expedition, four students traveled with Planet Forward and the FAO Liaison Office of North America to celebrate World Food Day at FAO headquarters in Rome and participate in CFS46.
Alwin Kopse, Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture

Alwin Kopse, of the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture, speaks at the Committee on World Food Security 45 side event titled, "Agriculture is not cool? Think again. Closing the generation gap."

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Mississippi
In the final part of our four-part series, A Zero Hunger Future, University of Mississippi student Terrius Harris looks at the truth about youth involvement in agriculture — and how we might encourage more young people to join the industry.

On screen, Mario Arvelo, Chair of the Committee on World Food Security, makes his opening statement at the Committee on World Food Security Conference in October 2018. (Planet Forward)

George Washington University
For part three of our series, A Zero Hunger Future, GW student Arianna Dunham reports hunger has been on the rise since 2014, but the U.N. hopes to end world hunger by 2030. How do global leaders plan to reverse the trend?

The team traveling with Planet Forward: Edona Dervisholli, UN-FAO; Harleen Marwah, GW School of Medicine; Sierra Williamson, University of Minnesota; Terrius Harris, University of Mississippi; Arianna Dunham, George Washington University; and Dan Reed, Planet Forward Director. (Planet Forward)

Planet Forward
It may be a Herculean task, but global hunger is not an unsolvable problem. Hundreds of countries around the world are committing themselves to turning its tide by 2030.

GW School of Medicine student Harleen Marwah at the UN-FAO in Rome. (Planet Forward)

George Washington University
Next in our four-part series, A Zero Hunger Future, GW School of Medicine student Harleen Marwah looks at the health sector’s role in the United Nations’ talks on achieving global food security.
University of Minnesota
In the first of our four-part series, A Zero Hunger Future, University of Minnesota's Sierra Williamson looks at how rural development is key to addressing the topic of food security, with the Sustainable Development Goal, Zero Hunger, in mind.

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