Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Food insecurity worsening

For the second year food insecurity worsened, according to a global survey sponsored by Corteva Science. Corteva is one of the world’s largest pesticide companies.

Now with a decade of data, the global report highlights critical lessons learned about food security and what it means for the future of the worldwide fight to end hunger, the company said.

The survey measures the underlying drivers of food security in 113 countries, based on affordability, availability, quality and safety, and natural resources and resilience. 

The United Nations has a goal of 2030 to eliminate hunger.

“The GFSI looks beyond hunger to identify the underlying factors affecting food insecurity around the world,” said Tim Glenn, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Corteva Agriscience.

Five reasons for cited for the worsening situation:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Intensifying climate-related factors;
  • Nutrition;
  • Price volatility of food, and
  • Lack of government agricultural investment.