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1 Economic and Social Development Department Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World Addressing food insecurity in protracted crises Economic and Social Development Department Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Rome, October 2010

2 2 The State of Food Insecurity in the World Economic and Social Development Department Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World Some basic terms and definitions Food security: exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food Undernourishment: describes the status of persons whose food intake regularly provides less than their minimum energy requirements Hunger targets: are outlined in two main agreements – the World Food Summit Target and the Millennium Development Goals

3 3 The State of Food Insecurity in the World Economic and Social Development Department Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World Trends in world hunger

4 4 The State of Food Insecurity in the World Economic and Social Development Department Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World Global hunger declining, but still unacceptably high The number of undernourished people in the world is expected to decline in 2010 but it is still higher than before the economic and food price crises. The decline is due to: - increased economic growth -the fall in international food prices since 2008

5 5 The State of Food Insecurity in the World Economic and Social Development Department Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World Where do the hungry live?

6 6 The State of Food Insecurity in the World Economic and Social Development Department Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World The designations employed and the presentation of material in the map(s) do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO concerning the legal or constitutional status of any country, territory or sea area, or concerning the delimitation of frontiers.

7 7 The State of Food Insecurity in the World Economic and Social Development Department Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World Protracted crises: a special case

8 8 The State of Food Insecurity in the World Economic and Social Development Department Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World Characteristics of protracted crisis include: Duration or longevity of the crisis Conflict Weak governance Unsustainable livelihood systems and poor food security outcomes Breakdown of local institutions

9 9 The State of Food Insecurity in the World Economic and Social Development Department Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World

10 10 The State of Food Insecurity in the World Economic and Social Development Department Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World Food security outcomes in protracted crises Approximately 166 million undernourished people in countries in protracted crisis Roughly 20 percent of the worlds undernourished people live in countries in protracted crisis, or more than a third of the global total if China and India are excluded Not all countries in protracted crisis have very high levels of undernourishment; in some countries crises are localized to certain areas or regions

11 11 The State of Food Insecurity in the World Economic and Social Development Department Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World Towards ensuring food security in protracted crises: recommended actions Improving analysis and understanding Donors and agencies must invest more in analysis, impact assessment and lessons learned in protracted crisis situations Response analysis must be improved, building capacities in both production and use of better informed analysis of options for assistance Information systems should be strengthened and expanded Improving support to livelihoods for food security Governments, donors and agencies should better link responses that address both short- and longer-term needs Support for livelihoods must build on existing capacity and should strengthen positive livelihood adaptations Efforts should focus on helping to rebuild and/or promote local institutions that support livelihoods Reforming the "architecture" of assistance A High-Level Forum should be organized to develop an Agenda for Action for tackling food insecurity in protracted crises Donor planning should emphasize predictability for prevention, early action and long-term solutions Modalities of assistance should move beyond the traditional categories of "relief" and "development" to a more diversified approach

12 12 The State of Food Insecurity in the World Economic and Social Development Department Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food Insecurity in the World For more information The State of Food Insecurity in the World The international reference on global hunger issues Available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese


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