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Publication | 31 January 2019

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 (SOFI)

Global Food and Nutrition Security

There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone, yet 815 million people go hungry. As reflected in Sustainable Development Goal 2, one of the greatest challenges the world faces is how to ensure that a growing global population has enough food to meet their nutritional needs. Food security is a complex condition requiring a holistic approach to all forms of malnutrition, the productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, resilience of food production systems and the sustainable use of biodiversity and genetic resources.