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The State of Food Security and Nutrition (SOFI) 2017: Building Resilience for Peace and Food Security

This year’s edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition (SOFI) marks the beginning of a regular monitoring of progress towards achieving the food security and nutrition targets (1 and 2 of SDG2) set by the 2030 Agenda.  The report warns that the world hunger is on the rise after gradually declining for over a decade, affecting 11 percent of the global population with an increase in the number of undernourished people from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016. 
Conflict, especially when compounded by climate change, is indicated as a key factor explaining the apparent reversal in the long-term declining trend in global hunger.
The SOFI 2017 sends a clear warning signal that the ambition of a world without hunger and malnutrition by 2030 will be challenging – achieving it will require renewed efforts through new ways of working.
Among the key points to reach SDG 2 the report recommends: a conflict-sensitive approach to align actions for immediate humanitarian assistance, long-term development and sustaining peace; combat malnutrition in all its forms ; focus on policies and scaled-up programmes aimed at building and strengthening resilience to shocks and stressors in order to prevent long-lasting consequences for food security and nutrition.

The 2017 edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition is published by an expanded partnership, with UNICEF and WHO joining FAO, IFAD and WFP.