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UNGA Delegates Address Agriculture, Food Security And Nutrition


With world hunger rising for the third year after decades of decline, delegates underscored the escalating impacts of climate change and the urgent need for more weather resilient farming, as the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) took up agriculture, food security and nutrition today. Introducing a report on the topic, Alexander Trepelkov, of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, said that over 2 billion people worldwide lack access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food. Of the 820 million people undernourished worldwide in 2018, more than 256 million were in Africa, which remains the most severely affected continent.