Acknowledgements

The Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and Central Asia 2023 was prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia in close cooperation with the FAO Agrifood Economics Division (ESA) and the FAO Statistics Division (ESS).

Senior Policy Officer Tamara Nanitashvili coordinated the preparation of the document and led its production under the overall supervision and guidance of Raimund Jehle, Regional Programme Leader. Vladimir Rakhmanin, former FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia, provided valuable oversight to the production of the report. Economist Cheng Fang, the previous coordinator of the report, provided valuable suggestions to the preparatory work and coordination required for this publication.

Maximo Torero Cullen and José Rosero Moncayo from FAO headquarters provided guidance in terms of the structure and content of the report. Olivier Lavagne d'Ortigue provided support for data visualization. Giovanni Carrasco Azzini, Valentina Conti, Anne Kepple, Olivier Lavagne d’Ortigue, Hernan Munoz, Abdul Sattar, Trudy Wijnhoven and Firas Yassin provided valuable comments and inputs.

At the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, Victoria Kalinin and Irina Tarakanova coordinated the publishing process, with valuable support from colleagues at FAO headquarters in Rome. Special thanks go to Matthew Anderson for his editorial support, to the Neotech company for translating the document into Russian, and to Jose Ignacio Ramirez for graphic design and layout.