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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) 2021 launch event


The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 (SOFI 2021) report presents the first evidence-based global assessment of chronic food insecurity in the year the COVID-19 pandemic emerged and spread across the globe.

The SOFI 2021 report will also focus on complementary food system solutions that address the key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition – conflict, climate variability and extremes, economic slowdowns and downturns, and COVID-19 – and that ensure access to affordable healthy diets for all. It will look in-depth at six transformative pathways to achieve this, drawing upon best practices and lessons learned from around the world.

Is the world on track to achieve Zero Hunger?

Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, the world was already not on track to ending world hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the measures to restrain it have dramatically magnified and increased these challenges. We are now at a critical moment in time that requires new food system approaches and urgent actions at scale to get back on track towards achieving SDG-2 and other SDGs.

The SOFI 2021 launch event is organized by the report’s authors, FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO.

Previous editions of the SOFI report are available here.

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