27 May 2015, Rome--- The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million -- 216 million fewer than in 1990-92 -- or around one person out of every nine, according to the latest edition of the annual UN hunger report (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 - SOFI). In the developing regions, the prevalence of undernourishment has declined to 12.9 percent of the population, down from 23.3 percent a quarter of a century ago reports SOFI 2015. A majority - 72 out of 129 - of the countries monitored by FAO have achieved (...)
The latest UN hunger report indicates that global hunger reduction continues. Some 795 million people are currently chronically undernourished. FAO’s Assistant Director-General for Economic and Social Development Jomo Kwame Sundaram outlines the findings of the latest study – spelling out the progress made and those areas which remain a challenge.
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