- Globally, the absolute number of undernourished people has been on the rise since 2014, reaching an estimated 821 million people (some 11% of the population) in 2017.
- In 2017, some 124 million people across 51 countries and territories faced “crisis” levels of acute food insecurity or worse, an increase compared to 80 and 108 million people in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
| Related Megatrends: Health; Natural resources; Climate and environment; Migration; Security
- Malnutrition will affect over 50% of the global population by 2030 (pdf), unless urgent action is taken to improve access to high-quality food. | Related Megatrends: Inequalities; Health