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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019

Safeguarding Against Economic Slowdowns and Downturns

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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World gives updates on the prevalence of undernourishment globally and the absolute number of undernourished, as well as the latest estimates for a number of global nutrition targets. This edition looks at the role of economic slowdowns and downturns in the rise of hunger and makes policy recommendations to safeguard food security and nutrition.

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Food security and nutrition around the world in 2019

Much has changed since 1974, when FAO first began reporting on the extent of hunger in the world. The world population has grown steadily, with most people now living in urban areas. Technology has evolved at a dizzying pace, while the economy has become increasingly interconnected and globalized. All of this has led to major shifts in the way in which food is produced, distributed and consumed worldwide. But these transformations have also brought about worrying developments in malnutrition. Although the prevalence of child stunting has decreased significantly over the past 20 years, overweight and obesity, and diet-related non-communicable diseases, are rapidly on the rise.

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