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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017

Building resilience for peace and food security
Year: 2017
Author(s): FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO
Publisher: FAO

Flagship publication series, monitors progress towards globally agreed food security and nutrition targets, providing analytical interpretation of trends and in-depth analysis on emerging issues to inform decision making and contribute to the achievement of ending hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. Directly contributes to FAO’s Strategic Programmes aiming to Help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition (SP1), and depending on the thematic issue of the report, contributes the other four SPs: this year the thematic issues contributes most specifically to Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises (SP5). The international community is committed to ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition worldwide by 2030. While much progress has been made, conflict and human-induced and natural disasters are causing setbacks. 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. These and other findings are detailed in the 2017 edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (formerly, The State of Food Insecurity in the World). For the first time, this year’s report is published by an expanded partnership, with UNICEF and WHO now joining FAO, IFAD and WFP. The report also marks a new era in the monitoring of food security and nutrition.

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Publication type: Major report
Region: Global
ISBN: 978-92-5-109888-2