The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019

This year’s report presents evidence that the absolute number of people who suffer from hunger continues to slowly increase. The report also highlights that food insecurity is more than just hunger. For the first time, the report provides evidence that many people in the world, even if not hungry, experience moderate food insecurity as they face uncertainties about their ability to obtain food and are forced to compromise on the quality and/or quantity of the food they consume. This phenomenon is observed globally, not only in low- and middle-income countries but also in high-income countries.


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The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture 2019

Biodiversity is essential to food and agriculture; yet, it is declining worldwide. The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture presents the first global assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture worldwide. Biodiversity for food and agriculture is the diversity of plants, animals and micro-organisms at genetic, species and ecosystem levels, present in and around crop, livestock, forest and aquatic production systems.


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The State of Food and Agriculture 2018

Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development

The State of Food and Agriculture 2018 looks at how internal and international migratory flows link to economic development, demographic change, and natural-resource pressure. The report provides a thorough analysis of the factors in rural areas which contribute to migration decisions and recommends tailored policy and investment responses to make migration work for all.


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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018

Building climate resilience for food security and nutrition

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 presents progress towards ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition. New evidence in SOFI 2018 confirms a rise in world hunger: the number of people who suffer from hunger has been growing over the past three years, returning to levels from almost a decade ago. The report says that climate variability and extremes are key drivers behind this rise, together with conflict and economic downturns, and are threatening to erode and reverse gains made in ending hunger and malnutrition.


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The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018

Meeting the sustainable development goals

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018 presents FAO’s official world fishery and aquaculture statistics. The 2018 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture emphasizes the sector’s role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and measurement of progress towards these goals. It notes the particular contributions of inland and small-scale fisheries, and highlights the importance of rights-based governance for equitable and inclusive development.


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The State of the World's Forests 2018

Forest Pathways to Sustainable Development

The State of the World’s Forests 2018 identifies actions that can be taken to increase the contributions of forests and trees that are necessary to accelerate progress towards the SDGs. It is now critical that steps be taken to work more effectively with the private sector, and the informal forest sector must be transformed in order to bring broader economic, social and environmental benefits. For the first time, The State of the World’s Forests 2018 provides an assessment of the contribution of forests and trees to our landscapes and livelihoods.


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2017 Result Partnership - Impact 2018

This report captures selected results achieved by FAO worldwide in 2017. It reflects key impacts obtained thanks to a collaboration with a wide range of partners including Member Nations, other resource partners, civil society, the private sector, academia, research centers and cooperatives.


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The State of Food and Agriculture 2017

Leveraging food systems for inclusive rural transformation

This report presents strategies that can leverage the potential of food systems to become the engine of inclusive economic development and rural prosperity in low-income countries. It analyses the structural and rural transformations now under way, and examines the opportunities and challenges they present to millions of small-scale food producers. It shows how an “agroterritorial” planning approach, focused on connecting cities and towns and their surrounding rural areas, combined with agro-industrial and infrastructure development can generate income opportunities throughout the food sector and underpin sustainable and inclusive rural transformation.


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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017

Building resilience for peace and food security

This year’s The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have reversed, largely on account of the above-mentioned factors. Meanwhile, though progress continues to be made in reducing child malnutrition, rising overweight and obesity are a concern in most parts of the world.


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