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The State of 
Food Insecurity 
in the World 2014 
Strengthening the enabling environment 
to improve food security and nut...
The 2013 Report 
Three parts: 
1. Undernourishment around the world: 
the global monitor. 
2. Beyond undernourishment: mon...
Undernourishment around the world 
805 million people estimated to be suffering from chronic 
hunger in 2012–14, down 100 ...
International hunger targets 
The MDG 1c 
hunger 
target can be 
reached, 
with 
additional 
effort. 
WFS goal out 
of rea...
5.1 
7.4 
8.7 
10.8 
10.3 
14.0 
15.8 
20.1 
23.8 
14.1 
14.4 
6.3 
30.7 
23.2 
15.7 
24.0 
27.0 
33.3 
0 5 10 15 20 25 30...
Changing distribution of world hunger, 1990–2014 
1990–92 2012–14 
Western Asia, 
Developed 
regions, 2.0% 
Southern Asia,...
Part One: Key findings 
About 805 million people chronically undernourished in 
2012–14. Decline of 209 million since 1990...
Suite of food security indicators
Part Two: Key findings 
Food availability major element of food insecurity in poorer 
regions, notably sub-Saharan Africa ...
Strengthening the enabling environment to 
improve food security and nutrition 
Country case studies focus on enabling env...
Strengthening the enabling environment to 
improve food security and nutrition 
Country studies emphasize: 
• strong inter...
Strengthening the enabling environment to 
improve food security and nutrition 
Sustained political commitment at highest ...
For more information … 
The State of 
Food Insecurity in 
the World 
The international reference 
on global hunger issues ...
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The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014 - Strengthening the enabling environment to improve food security and nutrition

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The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. A stock-taking of where we stand on reducing hunger and malnutrition shows that progress in hunger reduction at the global level and in many countries has continued but that substantial additional effort is needed in others.

Sustained political commitment at the highest level is a prerequisite for hunger eradication. It entails placing food security and nutrition at the top of the political agenda and creating an enabling environment for improving food security and nutrition. This year’s report examines the diverse experiences of seven countries, with a specific focus on the enabling environment for food security and nutrition that reflects commitment and capacities across four dimensions: policies, programmes and legal frameworks; mobilization of human and financial resources; coordination mechanisms and partnerships; and evidence-based decision-making.

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The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014 - Strengthening the enabling environment to improve food security and nutrition

  1. 1. The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014 Strengthening the enabling environment to improve food security and nutrition Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development World Food Programme Global Launch Rome, 16 September, 2014 http://www.fao.org/publications/sofi
  2. 2. The 2013 Report Three parts: 1. Undernourishment around the world: the global monitor. 2. Beyond undernourishment: monitoring the different dimensions of food security through the suite of indicators. 3. The enabling environment to improve food security and nutrition: lessons from analysis of country experiences.
  3. 3. Undernourishment around the world 805 million people estimated to be suffering from chronic hunger in 2012–14, down 100 million in the last decade. The vast majority, 791 million, live in developing countries. 1014.5 929.9 946.2 World Developing regions 840.5 805.3 994.1 908.7 930.8 824.9 790.7 1,100 1,050 1,000 950 900 850 800 750 700 1990-92 2000-02 2005-07 2009-11 2012-14
  4. 4. International hunger targets The MDG 1c hunger target can be reached, with additional effort. WFS goal out of reach
  5. 5. 5.1 7.4 8.7 10.8 10.3 14.0 15.8 20.1 23.8 14.1 14.4 6.3 30.7 23.2 15.7 24.0 27.0 33.3 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Sub-Saharan Africa Caribbean Southern Asia Oceania Eastern Asia South-Eastern Asia Western Asia Caucasus and Central Asia Latin America Percentage undernourished 1990-92 2012-14* Progress in most regions, but uneven
  6. 6. Changing distribution of world hunger, 1990–2014 1990–92 2012–14 Western Asia, Developed regions, 2.0% Southern Asia, 28.8% Sub-Saharan Africa, 17.3% North Africa, 0.6% South-Eastern Asia, 13.6% Eastern Asia, 29.1% Latin America and the Caribbean, 6.8% Western Asia, 0.8% Caucasus and Central Asia, 0.9% Oceania, 0.1% 1990–92 Developed regions, 1.8% Southern Asia, 34.3% Sub-Saharan Africa, 26.6% South-Eastern Asia, 7.9% Eastern Asia, 20.0% 2.3% Latin America and the Caribbean, 4.6% North Africa, 1.6% Caucasus and Central Asia, 0.7% Oceania, 0.2% Total = 1015 million Total = 805 million
  7. 7. Part One: Key findings About 805 million people chronically undernourished in 2012–14. Decline of 209 million since 1990-92, and by 100 million in last decade. Majority of hungry live in developing countries, where over one in eight, or 13.5 percent of the population, remain chronically undernourished. The MDG 1c hunger target is within reach, but large differences across developing regions remain. • East Asia, South-East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved the MDG hunger target. LAC are on track to reach WFS goal. • Insufficient progress in sub-Saharan Africa, South and West Asia.
  8. 8. Suite of food security indicators
  9. 9. Part Two: Key findings Food availability major element of food insecurity in poorer regions, notably sub-Saharan Africa and parts of South Asia. Access to food has improved quickly in countries showing rapid economic progress, notably East and South-East Asia. Access has improved in South Asia and Latin America with social protection. Utilization remains single greatest challenge, despite progress over past two decades. Stability remains a challenge in regions heavily reliant on international food markets, such as Near East, North Africa and Caribbean.
  10. 10. Strengthening the enabling environment to improve food security and nutrition Country case studies focus on enabling environment for food security and nutrition • Indonesia, Malawi (IFAD); Madagascar, Yemen (WFP); Bolivia, Brazil, Haiti, (FAO) – all different :  some achieved MDG 1c, others not some have experienced political instability, conflict governance, cultural contexts very different  agriculture, poverty very different
  11. 11. Strengthening the enabling environment to improve food security and nutrition Country studies emphasize: • strong inter-sectoral nature of food security and nutrition • need for enabling environment for participation in policy formulation and implementation, and creation of needed incentives 4 dimensions of enabling environment: • policies, programmes, legal frameworks • human and financial resources • coordinated, complementary, cooperative mechanisms • evidence-based, informed decision-making
  12. 12. Strengthening the enabling environment to improve food security and nutrition Sustained political commitment at highest level crucial – legal frameworks can help that all work responsibly. Broad participation in policy formulation and implementation necessary to consider all views and empower poor and vulnerable. Coherence and integration of policy instruments to ensure complementarities to maximize impacts and benefits. Institutional and governance mechanisms promoting cooperation and coordination among ministries and facilitating policy coherence essential.
  13. 13. For more information … The State of Food Insecurity in the World The international reference on global hunger issues www.fao.org/publications/sofi Thank you

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