The current food situation in Nairobi is characterized by food insecurity, food loss and waste and unhealthy diets, causing hunger, malnutrition, diet related diseases and a negative impact on environmental health. The Zero Hunger Initiative seeks to promote freedom from hunger, access to adequate food of good and acceptable quality Nairobi’s most vulnerable population through a transformative, regenerative and human centred food system. We will achieve this through an agroecological local food production and food rescue system. Embedded in our vision is nutrition sensitivity, food safety and the empowerment of women and youth.
The Zero hunger initiative is anchored on the belief that we all have a right to food, and that, “The right to food is not a right to be fed, but primarily the right to feed oneself in dignity.” – Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) We envision that in 2050, Nairobi will be a food secure, green and clean city and its residents will be well-nourished and healthy living in peace and harmony; in the spirit of “Ubuntu”. The Vision promotes human, social and cultural values through a human-rights based approach to development. Our 10-year plan anchors on the second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) which aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.