FSN Forum in Africapart of the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition
The Forum on Food Security and Nutrition in Africa (FSN Forum in Africa) is a regional multi-stakeholder platform on food security and nutrition where knowledge links with practice and policy decisions through a facilitated policy dialogue.
FSN Forum in Africa is fully integrated into the overall activities of FAO’s Global FSN Forum and provides a channel to contribute to initiatives and voice ideas and concerns on food security and nutrition in the region.
This Forum is available in English and French and is based in the Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA) in FAO.
While hunger is on the rise at the global level, in Europe and Central Asia, food quality more than quantity poses a problem for many. A considerable number of adults – and children – suffer from one or more forms of malnutrition at the same time, including stunting, wasting, overweight, and micronutrient deficiencies. Given the detrimental effects of insufficient nutrition on child well-being, learning ability, academic performance, and future productivity, promoting healthy diets and improved nutrition should be a high priority on school development agendas. To this end, FAO has organized a[...]
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI 2019) was launched today in New York City. The report gives an updated estimate of the number of hungry people in the world, including regional and national breakdowns, and provides the latest data on child stunting and wasting as well as on adult and child obesity. This year, for the first time, the report also present the estimates of a new indicator: the prevalence of moderate and severe food insecurity based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES). This new edition of the report also includes a special focus on economic[...]