16 July 2020. DevCo InfoPoint Virtual Conference. “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 Report”
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. The report is a FAO annual flagship publication and a clear example of UN collaboration as it is jointly produced with five UN agencies (FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO).
This year’s report provides new estimates of hunger in the world with greater accuracy. Hunger and food insecurity are not the only challenges, but also overweight and obesity and other forms of malnutrition. For this reason, food systems and nutrition patterns are also prominently featured and analysed.
Within the current COVID-19 pandemic, a preliminary assessment of COVID-19’s impact on food security and nutrition is also included as well as policy recommendations to prevent cost increases of nutritious foods and ensure access to affordable healthy diets. This virtual discussion presented and analyzed the patterns regarding the food security and nutrition situation in the world. For more information, this year’s SOFI is available since Monday 13 July here.
- Willem Olthof – Deputy Head of Unit, DEVCO C1 – Rural Development, Food Security and Nutrition
- Maximo Torero Cullen – Chief Economist/Assistant Director General for Economic and Social Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
- Elaine Borghi – Statistician, Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, World Health Organization (WHO).