This document sets out measures to respond to the Secretary General’s call for concerted action to reduce hunger in Africa and throughout the world. It differs from other global initiatives mainly in its response to the Millennium Development Goals, its interdependency with the recommendations of the nine other task forces addressing the other millennium development goals, and the more business plan approach, going beyond what should be done. It seeks to identify the priority actions needed now that will lead to short- and mediumterm effects and will establish the base for the eventual total elimination of hunger. The interventions recommended in this document are based on science-based approaches, policies and technologies that exist, are proven, are understood and are effective. This report was discussed at the Stakeholders meeting at AGM2004.