Full Report (369 kb)
Undernourishment around the world
Towards the World Food Summit commitments
Published in 2003 by
the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Viale
delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy
This fifth edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI) was prepared as a collaborative effort within FAO led by the Economic and Social Department (ES).
Overall leadership was provided by Hartwig de Haen, Assistant Director- General, ES, assisted by Ali Arslan Gurkan, Chief of the Basic Foodstuffs Service (ESCB), who served as the chair of the core technical team. Valuable conceptual and editorial assistance was provided by Andrew Marx of KnowledgeView Ltd.
Other members of the core technical team in the ES Department were: Jelle Bruinsma, Global Perspectives Study Unit; Randy Stringer, Agricultural and Development Economics Division; Prakash Shetty, Nutrition Division; Jorge Mernies, Statistics Division; and Nicholas Hughes, ES Department Programme Coordinator.
The following FAO staff provided technical contributions: Josef Schmidhuber, Global Perspectives Study Unit (ES); Haluk Kasnakoglu, Edward Gillin, Ricardo Sibrian, Loganaden Naiken (consultant), Seevalingum Ramasawmy, Cinzia Cerri, Marianna Campeanu and Vincent Ngendakumana, Statistics Division (ES); Jean-Marc Faurès and Karen Frenken, Land and Water Development Division (AG); Sumiter Broca, Benjamin Davis, Annelies Deuss, Amdetsion Gebre-Michael, Guenter Hemrich, Anna Carla Lopez, Prabhu Pingali, Jakob Skoet and Kostas Stamoulis, Agricultural and Development Economics Division (ES); William Clay, Irela Mazar and Guy Nantel, Nutrition Division (ES); Maarten Immink and Jenny Riches, FIVIMS Coordination Unit (ES); Shukri Ahmed, Michael Cherlet, Merritt Cluff, Cheng Fang, Henri Josserand, Suffyan Koroma, Mwita Rukandema, Harmon Thomas and Yanyun Li, Commodities and Trade Division (ES); Ergin Ataman, Research, Extension and Training Division (SD); Marcela Villarreal, Gender and Population Division (SD); Andrew MacMillan, Field Operations Division (TC); Naoki Minamiguchi, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
The key statistics on food consumption and the estimates and analysis on undernourishment used in SOFI 2003 were produced by the Basic Data Branch and the Statistical Analysis Service of the FAO Statistics Division respectively.
FAO extends special thanks to the team of Banson, Cambridge, UK, for design, layout, editorial support and preparation of graphic material.
The Editorial Production and Design Group of the Information Division, GI, was responsible for language editing services, editorial quality control and desktop publishing. Translations were provided by the Translation Group of the Conference, Council and Protocol Affairs Division, GI.