SOFI 2020 REPORT
The world is not on track to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. Over the past five years, hunger has continued its slow yet steady rise around the world, amid expectations of a dramatic turn for the worse linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. Billions of people cannot afford even the cheapest healthy diet, whose cost largely exceeds the international poverty threshold. Partly as a result, malnutrition endures: child stunting remains stuck at unacceptable levels and adult obesity is spreading through countries rich and poor. 2020 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World has been jointly produced by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agriculture (IFAD), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).