Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The State of Food Insecurity in the World
With the volatility of the food prices which seems is likely to continue and possibly increase, more poor farmers, consumers and countries will be more vulnerable to poverty and food insecurity. Small, import-dependent countries, particularly in Africa, are especially at risk. Many of them still face severe problems following the world food and economic crises of 2006-2008, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) said in "The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2011" (SOFI), an annual flagship report which they jointly produced this year. The report is available on the FAO website.