Bonn – Efforts to combat global hunger and malnutrition are increasing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The recently published Global Report on Food Crises 2020, estimates that pre-COVID, 135 million people in 55 countries were facing acute hunger mainly due to conflict, the effects of climate change, and economic crises, according to the U.N. World Food Programme.
Yet, even before the pandemic shutdown began, more than 800,000 people worldwide did not get enough food to eat and about 2 billion people were experiencing malnutrition. The situation is becoming more severe, and U.N. projections indicate that global population will grow over the next 30 years from 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion adding more pressure to the food production system.
From June 3 to 5, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), which is jointly coordinated by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), UN Environment and the World Bank, will host Food in the Time of Crisis: How to feed the world without eating the planet, a major online conference that will cover all aspects of food security and insecurity.
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