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An estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row. This underscores the immense challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030, says a new edition of the annual The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report.
The 15th joint edition of the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook provides market projections for major agricultural commodities, biofuels and fish. The 2019 report contains a special feature on the prospects and challenges of the agricultural sector in Latin America and the Caribbean.  
This updated brochure presents FAO’s work on food safety, highlighting its critical role across the four dimensions of food security – availability, access, utilization, and stability.
On May 29, FAO and IFAD launched the United Nations’ Decade of Family Farming and a Global Action Plan to boost support for family farmers, particularly in developing countries. The plan highlights the need to increase, among other things, family farmers’ access to social protection systems, finance, markets, training and income-generating opportunities.
A summary of the achievements of FAO’s resilience and emergency programmes in 2018, including increasing food production inSouth Sudan through the provision of 4 800 tonnes of seeds, and enhancing livelihoods in Somalia through the rehabilitation of infrastructure.
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