Discussion on the Key Findings of FAO’s 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report
Washington, DC, USA
FAO’s 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report highlights that for the third consecutive year global hunger has risen, now standing at 821 million people today compared to 804 million last year. This three-year increase represents a reversal of nearly a decade of positive trends in the fight against global hunger.
According to the report, which offers a significant update on the shifting global milieu that is affecting people’s food security and nutrition, climate variability and conflict are among the key drivers of this worsening trend.
Please join us for a presentation of the report, keynote address, and panel discussion on the key findings of the 2018 SOFI report.
- Congressman Jim McGovern, 2nd District of Massachusetts and Co-Chair of the House Hunger Caucus (Video)
Presentation of the Report’s Key Findings
- Marco Sanchez Cantillo, Deputy-Director, Agricultural Development Economics, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Presentation | Video)
- Katrina Kosec, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI (Video)
- John McArthur, Senior Fellow – Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution (Video)
- Tonya Rawe, Global Policy Lead for Food and Nutrition Security, CARE International (Video)
- Q&A Video
- Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director, Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI