SOFI 2020 Report on Food Security
Part of: GS Prelims and Mains I and II – Poverty/Health; Social/Welfare issues; Food Security
- State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) is a join report issued annually by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, UNICEF, the World Food Programme and the World Health Organization.
- It presents the latest estimates on food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition at the global and regional levels.
SOFI 2020 Report highlights:
- The 2020 edition continues to signal that significant challenges remain in the fight against food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms.
- A nutrient-adequate diet costs $2.12 a day
- A healthy diet costs more than $4.07 a day
- $1.90 a day is the international poverty line threshold
- The world is not on track to meet the goal of zero hunger by 2030.
- Hundreds of millions of people in India above the international poverty line of $1.90 purchasing power parity (PPP) per person per day cannot afford a healthy or nutritious diet.