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2020 Global Food Security Index Shows Overall Decline in Food Security | News

WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released the ninth annual Global Food Security Index (GFSI) sponsored by Corteva (NYSE: CTVA), which measures the underlying drivers of food security in 113 countries, based on the factors of affordability, availability, quality and safety, and natural resources and resilience.

The GFSI considers food security in the context of income and economic inequality, gender inequality, and environmental and natural resources inequality – calling attention to systemic gaps and most recently how COVID-19 exacerbates their impact on food systems. Based on these findings, global food security has

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Economic and food supply chain disruptions endanger global food security

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COVID-19 has led to a global economic slowdown that is affecting all four pillars of food security—availability, access, utilization, and stability—according to a new article from researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), published in the journal Science. Agricultural and food markets are facing continuous disruptions due to labor shortages caused by lockdowns, as well as large shifts in food demand arising from income losses and the closure of schools and restaurants. The key findings highlight the impact of COVID-19 on food systems, the global economy, poverty, health, and trade.


“The most important

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Food Security and Nutrition & other topics – Daily Briefing (13 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

Highlights:

– Food Security and Nutrition
– Syria
– Central African Republic
– Yemen
– Libya
– Mali
– COVID-19/Peacekeeping
– COVID-19/Philippines
– COVID-19/Kazakhstan
– COVID-19/Organized Crime
– Resident Coordinators
– High-Level Political Forum
– Rise For All

FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION
The latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, published today, estimates that almost 690 million people went hungry in 2019 – up by 10 million from 2018, and by nearly 60 million in five years. That is up by 10 million from 2018,

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