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Published on Jul 15, 2019
The latest edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI 2019) gives an updated estimate of the number of hungry people in the world, including regional and national breakdowns, and the latest data on child stunting and wasting as well as on adult and child obesity. This year, for the first time, the report presents the estimates of a new indicator: the prevalence of moderate and severe food insecurity based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES). This new edition of the report also includes a special focus on economic slowdowns and downturns, which are among the main drivers behind the recent rise in world hunger.
The report, which is developed thanks to the collaboration of FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO, is an important measure of global progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal of #ZeroHunger.