The future of world food security

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The future of world food security

Over the past five years, the world has been hit by a series of
economic, financial and food crises that have slowed down,
and at times reversed, global efforts to reduce poverty and
hunger. Today, price volatility and weather shocks – such as the
recent devastating drought in the Horn of Africa – continue to
severely undermine such efforts.
In this context, promoting livelihood resilience and food and
nutrition security has become central to the policy agendas of
governments. Smallholder farmers need to be at the centre
of this agenda, and to play a leading role in the investment
efforts needed to achieve it.