The 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World analyses the drivers of hunger and malnutrition and finds that the number of undernourished people has increased from around 804 million in 2016 to nearly 821 million in 2017, reaching levels from almost a decade ago. This year’s report stresses that climate extremes and variability threaten to reverse gains made in ending hunger and malnutrition.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- A World Bank policy paper analyzes the affordability of nutritious foods in South Asia.
- The No Wasted Lives coalition recently updated its State of Acute Malnutrition.
- The African Development Bank and FAO have created a strategic alliance to catalyze agriculture sector investments in Africa to end hunger and malnutrition.