Announcement: 13 July 2020. Virtual event. Launch of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI) report

Announcement: 13 July 2020. Virtual event. Launch of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI) report

13 July 2020. State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI)

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI 2020) report presents the most recent and authoritative estimates of the extent of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition around the world.

A virtual event to launch this report will be organised at from 16:00 to 19:00 EDT.This year, the report includes a special focus on transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets. It analyses the cost and affordability of healthy diets around the world, by region and in different development contexts. New analysis is presented on the “hidden” health and climate change costs associated with current food consumption patterns, as well as the cost savings in case there is a shift towards sustainable, healthy diets.

SOFI 2020 also offers policy recommendations to transform current food systems and make them able to deliver affordable healthy diets for all, an endeavor that is crucial to achieve Zero Hunger (SDG2). As the 2030 deadline looms, SOFI 2020 gauges whether #ZeroHunger remains achievable. It tracks countries performance and trajectory to offer a tiered assessment of the likelihood of success.

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 recent trends.
  • Preliminary assessment of COVID-19’s impact on food security, based on the recent global economic outlooks.

Concept Note: State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI)

  • Previous editions of the SOFI report are available here.
  • Want to attend the launch? Register here.

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