The FAO’s – Food and Agriculture Organization – State of Food Security and Nutrition Report is one of the initiatives that supports the aims of Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger, seeking to eliminate all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030.
Food security, concerned with ensuring that every person’s dietary needs are met, rests on 4 essential pillars: availability, access, utilization and stability. Secure food access can help to reduce poverty, promote economic growth, decrease unemployment, and improve global health.
Food insecurity has increased in several nations, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the World Bank’s projections, hundreds of thousands of people will die and millions more will go hungry between 2021 and 2022. This is an important issue which will require significant global efforts in order to develop international collaborations to ensure that agricultural practices continue to operate at a high level and that all people are granted access to the necessary dietary nutrients which promote good health and life longevity.