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Food Security and Nutrition - A Global Issue

Worldwide Overview


The Food Insecurity and Climate Change Vulnerability Index

The Food Insecurity and Climate Change Vulnerability Index offers a window on our global future up to the 2080s, looking at how climate change may affect future vulnerability to food insecurity.

Countries Requiring External Assistance for Food - (Total: 36 countries)- FAO

Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) - an FAO body - is mandated to keep the world food supply and demand situation under continuous review. It issues reports on the world food situation. This interactive map highlights countries requiring external assistance for food. 

In Focus & Food Insecurity Hotspots

This WFP resource provides current global Food Security updates

More Infographics

Hunger is still one of the most urgent development challenges, yet the world is producing more than enough food.


This infographic highlights the importance of food and nutrition education for healthy diets, and FAO's role and interventions in this area.

The  Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) provide a mechanism for the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the achievement of a number of sustainable development goals (SDGs).

UN Statistical Resources

Non-UN Statistical Resources