State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 report released [ Current Affairs ]


State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 was released by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) by UN hunger report titled annually.

  • According to the report, the number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million which is 216 million less than the number of hungry people in 1990–92.
  • In India, 194.6 million people are still undernourished. India still has the second-highest estimated number of undernourished people in the world.
  • The prevalence of undernourishment, which measures the proportion of people who are unable to consume enough food for an active and healthy life, has declined to 12.9 percent of the population in the developing country.
  • The proportion of hungry people in Latin America and the Caribbean has dropped from 14.7 percent to 5.5 percent since 1990.
  • In southern Asia, the prevalence of undernourishment has declined modestly, to 15.7 percent from 23.9 percent, but much greater progress was made in reducing underweight among young children.
  • 72 out of 129 countries monitored by FAO have achieved the Millennium Development Goal target of halving the prevalence of undernourishment by 2015, with developing regions as a whole missing the target by a small margin.

- Published on: June 1, 2015