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Let’s Vaccinate The World Against Hunger – Akinwumi Adesina, Others Write Joe Biden

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Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank and the 2017 winner of the World Food Prize, alongside other World Food Prize laureates, have called for United States’ intervention to end global hunger by 2030.
In an open letter to US President, Mr Joe Biden, the group of 24 scientists, economists, researchers and past winners of the World Food Prize urged him to re-establish America’s global leadership to end starvation.Akinwumi Adesina
Describing America’s role in tackling the scourge of global hunger as foundational, Akinwumi Adesina and the group asked the US to play a leadership role in the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit and other global initiatives. They also urged Joe Biden to refresh U.S. evidenced-based policy and investments to achieve the goal of ending starvation. They added that he should expand the highly successful USAID Feed the Future Initiative and Innovation Laboratories, to reach more countries.
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“As the world staggers out of COVID-19 and into the light of 2021, we seek to illuminate our collective path towards 2030. We urge the Biden-Harris Administration to focus on the promise to Build Back Better in transforming our food systems. The United States leadership in ending global hunger is imperative and must be backed by bold actions and your personal commitment for the U.S. to engage on major global initiatives. The opportunity for renewed U.S. leadership to transform food systems has never been greater. The appetite of partners around the world to work with the U.S in both the public and private sectors is strong”, part of the letter reads.

Taking to Twitter in a series of tweets, Akinwumi Adesina further noted that  without food, medicines don’t work. Asking that the world be vaccinated against hunger, he stated that the risk of dying from hunger for people around the world is greater than dying from COVID-19.
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“For millions of poor people around the world, the risk of dying from hunger is greater than dying from COVID-19. Without food, medicines don’t work. Food and nutrition are the vaccines against hunger. Let’s vaccinate the world against hunger“, he tweeted.Let's Vaccinate The World Against Hunger - AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina Writes Joe BidenHE’S NOT EVEN FINISHED THE FIRST TERM! SEE WHAT JOE BIDEN SAYS ABOUT 2024 PRESIDENCY

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