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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and Central Asia

While countries in Europe and Central Asia have made significant progress reducing the prevalence of undernourishment, 14.3 million people still experience severe food insecurity. Malnutrition – in one or more of its three main forms – is present throughout the region. Demand for food is growing, consumption patterns are changing and urbanization is accelerating. The effects of climate change pose considerable challenges to agricultural production. The Sustainable Development Goals provide a fra mework for assessing and tackling these challenges and monitoring progress. Currently only a few countries have policy frameworks that address all four pillars of food security – availability, access, utilization and stability. To end all forms of malnutrition by 2030, countries will need to exercise strong political will and make financial commitments to meeting the targets. To explore policy interlinkages and ensure a socially just, integrated approach, it is essential to engage all concerned  groups – public and private, domestic and international.