Launch of "The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World" (SOFI 2023)
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The 2023 edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report will, as usual, present the latest updates on the food security and nutrition situation around the world, including updated estimates on the cost and affordability of healthy diets. Subsequently, it will take a deep dive into the urbanization – agrifood systems nexus.
The theme this year is: "Urbanization, agrifood systems transformation, and healthy diets across the rural-urban continuum". Urbanization is changing agrifood systems globally in ways that can no longer be understood across the rural–urban divide. The changing pattern of population agglomerations along a rural–urban continuum and its interface as a place of exchange and socioeconomic interactions, is reshaping and being reshaped by agrifood systems, with implications for the availability and affordability of healthy diets, and in turn, for food security and nutrition. Such a timely and relevant theme is aligned with the UN General Assembly "New Urban Agenda" and will contribute new evidence on the policies, investments and actions needed to limit risks of the negative effects of agrifood systems transformation under urbanization and enable opportunities for access to affordable healthy diets, to improve food security and nutrition.