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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019: Safeguarding against economic slowdowns and downturns -- new FAO flagship publication December 12,2019   |  Source: FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization of
the United Nations (FAO) has released, as part of its THE STATE OF THE WORLD series, the flagship publication titled "The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019.
Safeguarding against economic slowdowns and downturns".

From the Foreword:

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
puts forward a transformational vision
recognizing that our world is changing,
bringing with it new challenges that must be
overcome if we are to live in a world without
hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in
any of its forms.
The world population has grown steadily,
with most people now living in urban
areas. Technology has evolved at a dizzying
pace, while the economy has become
increasingly interconnected and globalized.
Many countries, however, have not witnessed
sustained growth as part of this new economy.
The world economy as a whole is not growing
as much as expected. Conflict and instability
have increased and become more intractable,
spurring greater population displacement.
Climate change and increasing climate
variability and extremes are affecting
agricultural productivity, food production
and natural resources, with impacts on food
systems and rural livelihoods, including a
decline in the number

 

© FAO, 2019

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