UN report: ‘State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World’

Fruits and vegetables among most expensive goods in Nigeria

According to a new United Nations survey, fruits, vegetables as well as dairy and protein foods are most expensive in Nigeria It also revealed that the current pandemic could push 130 million more persons to chronic hunger by the end of this year across the globe.

As reported in the latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, Africa is underway to be home to more than half of world’s chronically hungry by 2030. It feared that as more go starving, and malnutrition persists, achieving the Zero Hunger target in the next decade was doubtful.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World is the most authoritative global study tracking progress towards ending starvation and undernourishment. It is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), International Fund for Agriculture (IFAD), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP), and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

According to the report, tens of millions have joined the ranks of constantly undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with forms of underfeeding.

The investigation presented evidence that a healthy diet costs far more than the international poverty threshold of $1.90 daily. It puts the price of even the least expensive rich meal at five times the price of filling stomachs with starch only.

Source: guardian.ng


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