The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI 2021)
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This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI 2021) is the first global assessment of its kind in the pandemic era. The report is jointly published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
SOFI 2021 warns of a dramatic worsening of world hunger in 2020 , much of it due to the fallout of COVID-19, but also to escalating conflict and the devastation wrought by climate change. Around a tenth of the global population – up to 811 million people – were undernourished last year. In one year alone, the number of people in the grip of chronic hunger has risen more than in the previous five years combined. 1-in-5 children around the world are stunted, meaning their future potential is being destroyed by hunger. Reversing such high levels of chronic hunger will take years if not decades. It will take a tremendous effort for the world to honour its pledge to end hunger by 2030.
Read the SOFI report here: