“Time is of the essence. We must not delay. Together, we can solve the problem of hunger in SVG”.
Dr. Ralph Gonsalves
Prime Minister, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
On January 11th, 2016, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, proposed that the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, establish a Zero Hunger Trust Fund which should “know all the relevant details and material circumstances of each person who goes to bed hungry at nights”. The Prime Minister further stated that we must: “Draw up a programme with several prongs: Education and training; health and wellness; housing; employment and productive work; [and] social safety net provision.”
The Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Zero Hunger Trust Fund was established by an Act of Parliament (Act No 2 of 2016), as a mechanism to “finance the eradication of hunger in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines”. The ZHTF SVG is funded by a 2% levy on telecommunications.
In the years since its inception, the ZHTF SVG has received contributions from private sector entities and other individuals. The Fund has also received direct project funding from friendly countries and international partners.
Why Tackle Hunger?
Vision, Mission & Values
Leadership and Governance
Improving nutrition through
Research and Education
Through our research and education, we are developing better ways to anticipate, prevent, and treat malnutrition so that more children can lead healthy and productive lives and more communities can be free from hunger.
Partnership and Community
A world without hunger is possible, but we can’t do it alone. We need commitments from people everywhere to end hunger for everyone for good.
Delegation and Advocation
End future hunger through advocacy—standing up for those who can’t stand alone. Advocacy is identifying problems and advancing policy solutions through research, public pressure, coalitions and direct lobbying.