Launch of this Year’s State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI 2020)


Rome, 13 July 2020 - The report contains the most recent and authoritative estimates of the extent of hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition around the world.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World - SOFI 2020
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World - SOFI 2020© FAO

More people are going hungry, an annual study by the United Nations has found. Tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition.

As the 2030 deadline looms, SOFI 2020 gauges whether #ZeroHunger remains achievable.

What's new?

  • Higher level of accuracy of the hunger estimates thanks to the availability of fresh data, including new population figures, new food balance sheets and updated household survey data for a range of populous countries, including China;
  • Projections of what the number of undernourished people and several nutrition indicators may look like by 2030 under a continuation of trends;
  • Preliminary assessment of COVID-19’s impact on food security, based on recent global economic outlooks;
  • In-depth analysis of the cost and affordability of healthy diets around the world and the ability of food systems to deliver quality diets to the poorest and the most vulnerable;

(source: WHO)

Read more http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/1297810/icode/

Background Information

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) is an annual flagship report jointly prepared by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO to inform on progress towards ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition and to provide in-depth analysis on key challenges for achieving this goal in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The report targets a wide audience, including policy-makers, international organizations, academic institutions and the general public.

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