Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017

The report warns that the greater number of conflicts, whose impacts are often exacerbated by climate-related shocks, is one of the main drivers behind the fact that after steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger appears to be on the rise once more. This is threatening to derail the international commitment to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030.

Furthermore, the report examines the ways in which food insecurity can trigger conflicts, and provides valuable insights into how food security can help prevent the outbreak of unrest and violence.

The publication is the result of a collaboration of FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WHO and WFP, and is a first step towards a comprehensive global analysis of the links between food security and nutrition.