Special Event

Discussion on the Key Findings of FAO's 2017 "State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World" Report

Oct 5, 2017 - 12:15 pm to 01:45 pm EDT

Keynote Address:

Report Highlights:

  • Kostas Stamoulis, Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Development Department, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  (Video)

Remarks:

Panelists:

Moderator:

The 2017 edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World gives updated estimates of the number and proportion of hungry people on the planet and includes data for the global, regional, and national levels. It offers a significant update on the shifting global milieu that is today affecting people's food security and nutrition, in all corners of the globe. 

The figures and trends highlighted in the report indicate that global hunger and food insecurity are on the rise. It states that 815 million people in the world suffered hunger in 2016, marking the first increase in hunger rates since the food price crisis of 2007-2008, and is a significant increase from the 777 million who suffered from hunger in 2015. According to the report, this reversal is due to conflict and the effects of climate change in parts of Southeast and West Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Discussion on the Key Findings of FAO's 2017 "State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World" Report