2 June 2015, Accra/Rome--- According to the first edition of the Regional Overview of Food Insecurity in Africa (2015), Angola, Djibouti, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Mali and Sao Tome & Principe met both the relevant Millennium Development Goal – that of halving the proportion of the population suffering from undernourishment – and the more stringent World Food Summit target of halving the absolute numbers of the hungry. West Africa in particular made notable strides, reducing its prevalence of undernourishment (PoU) by 60 percent, from 24.2 percent in 1990-1992 to 9.6 percent in the current 2014-16 assessment period.
28 May 2015, Santiago/Rome--- Latin America and the Caribbean has taken a huge step towards the total eradication of hunger by reducing both the percentage and total number of undernourished people to less than half, says FAO’s latest report, the Panorama of Food Insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean 2015, released today. According to the report, in 1990-92, Latin America and the Caribbean began the challenge of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with 14.7% of its population affected by hunger: in 2014-16 this prevalence has fallen to 5.5%, so that the region achieved the hunger goal of the MDGs. (...)
28 May 2015, Bangkok/Rome--- As the monitoring period of the Millennium Development Goals comes to an end, new analysis has been released today which gives a regional perspective on figures in the latest 'State of Food Insecurity in the World' report. The annual report was just released by the UN's three Rome based food agencies this week. During the past three decades, Asia and the Pacific region has achieved the largest reduction in the number of undernourished people in the world. FAO estimates that in the past 25 years, the average dietary energy supply adequacy in the region increased significantly, (...)
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