Target Zero Hunger
About This Show
TARGET: Zero Hunger is a bi-weekly podcast on the stories, issues and policies at the root of global food security. With the latest research and the help of farmers, development experts and decision-makers around the world, each episode sheds a light on different parts of our food systems.
Most Recent Episode
TZH Ep08 - A race to save the banana
In this week’s episode, we’re doing something a little different. We sent one of our FAO officers into the field and asked him to document his week-long mission to help stem the spread of a crippling fungus troubling the world’s most-traded fruit. We follow FAO plant disease specialist Fazil Dusunceli to Mozambique and South Africa where he meets with banana farmers, disease experts and concerned government workers – who all share one interest: containing the disease. But what does that mean? And what’s at stake for the 36-billion-dollar industry? Not just for the banana companies, but for the local communities who find work on the plantations, and for producers elsewhere on the continent? Click here for a transcript of this week's episode.