The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022

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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022

With eight years remaining to end hunger, food insecurity and all forms of malnutrition (SDG 2), the world is moving in the wrong direction. To meet targets by 2030, healthy diets must be made more affordable. This means expanding the supply of nutritious foods and shifting consumption towards them.

Currently, most food and agricultural policy support is not aligned with the objective of promoting healthy diets and in many cases is actually inadvertently undermining food security and nutrition outcomes. Furthermore, much of the support is not equitably distributed, is market distortive, and environmentally harmful.

This year’s report presents the latest updates of the food security and nutrition situation around the world, including updated estimates on the cost and affordability of a healthy diet. The report then takes a deep dive into “repurposing food and agricultural policy support to make healthy diets more affordable” through reducing the cost of nutritious foods relative to other foods and people’s income. This, in turn, helps countries make more efficient and effective use of often limited public resources.




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