The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World: Building Resilience for Peace and Food Security
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, previously called the SOFI report, will monitor progress twoards SDGs 2.1 and 2.2, the ending of hunger and all forms of malnutrition, respectively. The authoring organizations will now include FAO, IFAD, WFP, UNICEF, and WHO.
This edition examines the ways in which food insecurity can trigger conflicts. It warns that, after steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger appears to be on the rise again, and the increasing number of conflicts worldwide may be one of the main drivers behind this shift. Case studies from Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America provide illustrative examples of conflict’s destructive impact on food systems and how this can combine with other factors, including public health and climate-related shocks, forcing households to engage in coping strategies that threaten their future livelihoods, food security, and nutrition. Assistance to countries affected by conflict should therefore focus on supporting investments in building resilience and preparedness to sustain both food security and peace.