Food Security And Nutrition Building A Global Narrative Towards 2030

The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) is the science policy interface of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), which is, at the global level, the foremost inclusive and evidence-based international and intergovernmental platform for food security and nutrition (FSN). Even before the outbreak of COVID-19, the state of global food security and nutrition was already alarming, with an estimated average of 821 million people undernourished and poor nutrition causing nearly 45 percent of the deaths of children under five. The timing of this report is therefore crucial. FSN indicators showed a lack of progress on meeting SDG 2 targets when work on this report began, and the COVID-19 pandemic, which emerged while preparing this report, has only made the situation more urgent. FSN outcomes in recent years show the extent to which the global community is falling short on Agenda 2030 targets, especially SDG 2, and that food systems face a range of challenges – and some opportunities – linked to major trends in the drivers of food system change.