More than 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, over 9 million more than in 2017. This is the third year of increase in a row according to the annual State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 report. On July 18, IFPRI and FAO hosted a discussion on the key findings of the report.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- New study estimates that the combined effects of projected increases in atmospheric CO2 will reduce the global availability of protein, iron, and zinc in food crops.
- The World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future offers five areas of solutions to feed 10 billion people by 2050 without increasing emissions, fueling deforestation or exacerbating poverty.
- The world is off-track to meet most of the Sustainable Development Goal targets linked to hunger, food security, and nutrition, concludes the first FAO progress report for SDG indicators.