The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) along with its United Nations (UN) co-publishing partners: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will launch the 2023 edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report on Wednesday (July 12).
The launch will take place at a special event in the margins of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), in New York.
Simultaneously, a hybrid press conference will take place in Rome, Italy, at the FAO headquarters.
SOFI 2023 will present the latest updates on the food security and nutrition situation around the world, including updated estimates on the cost and affordability of healthy diets.
The report’s theme “Urbanization, agrifood systems transformation, and healthy diets across the rural-urban continuum” will explore how urbanisation is shaping agrifood systems and the implications of this nexus for the availability and affordability of healthy diets, food security and nutrition.
This year’s report will also present:
- Latest numbers and progress towards ending hunger and ensuring food security, and in-depth analysis of key challenges (including climate change, conflict, and rising food prices) for achieving these goals in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
- A new analysis on how urbanisation is changing food supply and demand across the rural–urban continuum.
- New evidence from selected countries regarding differences in the cost and affordability of a healthy diet, and in food insecurity and different forms of malnutrition across the rural– urban continuum.’
- Policy, investments, and new technology recommendations to address the challenges, and capitalise on the opportunities, that urbanisation brings for ensuring access to affordable healthy diets for everyone.
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