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2015 Regional Overview of Food Insecurity Latin America and the Caribbean: The Region has reached the international hunger targets











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    The CELAC Plan for Food and Nutrition Security and the Eradication of Hunger 2025. Executive Summary 2015
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    Latin America is the sub-region that has made the most progress, achieving both the Millennium Development Goal target to reduce the prevalence of under-nourishment from 14.4% in 1990/92 to 5.1% in 2012/14, and also the more ambitious goal of the World Food Summit (WFS) of 1996, by reducing the total number of people suffering from hunger, from 60.3 million to 29.5 million in the same period. These achievements reflect the commitment of the countries of the region to the implementation of polici es aimed at reducing poverty and inequality, within the framework of a human rights approach. Political commitment at the national and regional level for the eradication of hunger, became the basis for the implementation of institutional frameworks, governance mechanisms and public policies for food and nutrition security, which permit short and long-term interventions to be carried out (“twin-track” approach). In this regard, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) is commi tted to ensuring Foodand Nutrition Security through a strategy of eradication of hunger and poverty in its Member States. Political will has been directed towards generating effective mechanisms to achieve this goal by the year 2025, in a region that has shown significant progress in this field, with the implementation of sectoral policies that promote the well-being of populations, increase resilience and promote best practices. This commitment, which was acquired by the countries of the region in the year 2005 through the Hunger Free Latin America and Caribbean Initiative, remains in effect as outlined in the two Declarations of the Heads of State and Government of the CELAC (2013 and 2014).
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    Regional Overview of Food Insecurity Near East and North Africa
    Strengthening Regional Collaboration to Build Resilience for Food Security and Nutrition
    2015
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    This year, the world takes stock of progress made towards achieving the 2000–2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In concert with this milestone and, for the first time, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) publishes a Regional Panorama on Food Security and Nutrition in its Near East and North Africa (NENA) region. The goal of the Panorama is to give an overview of NENA’s progress towards the achievement of the MDG and World Food Summit hunger targets, using dat a from the 2015 edition of FAO’s State of Food Insecurity in the World. It also provides an in-depth analysis of the current situation in the region, viewed through the four dimensions of food security: availability, access, utilization and stability.
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    Regional Overview of Food Insecurity Asia and the Pacific 2016
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    The year 2015 marked the end of the global Millennium Development agenda and 2016 heralds a transition to the new 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development. Asia-Pacific Region not only met the MDG target of halving the proportion of people suffering from hunger, but was also the region with the largest reduction in the number of undernourished people in the world. Despite good progress being made by many countries in tackling malnutrition, the overall rate of progress is less than desired and the re are several countries and sub-regions where the prevalence rates are still very high. The analysis presented in this report will help encourage dialogue and shape a new public narrative towards eradicating hunger and malnutrition and creating a transformative change for sustainable development.

    Most governments are taking concrete actions to address the problem and there is a clear recognition of strengthening agriculture and food systems in a manner that brings more affordable, hea lthier and diverse food options within everyone’s reach.

    This report also introduces a special section which will focus on a different selected key issue or trend affecting food security and nutrition in the region each year. This year, the focus is on the importance of milk and smallholder dairy in view of the remarkable growth in the production and consumption of milk and milk products in the region. The section concludes that the promotion of milk consumption and small-scale dairying offe rs potential for triple wins in nutrition, rural livelihoods and the environment.

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