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Countries Facing Worsening Hunger and Food Insecurity

Aug 15th, 2020 • by Sara Gustafson

Several countries around the world are experiencing or are expected to experience high levels of severe food insecurity in the coming months, according to new data from the International Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).

Making food system value chains inclusive for smallholders and rural people

Jul 24th, 2020 • by Rob Vos and Khiem Nguyen

Rapid urbanization and income growth are driving shifts in the diets of urban consumers in low-income countries in Africa and South Asia from inexpensive staple cereals to higher-value products such as fruits, vegetables, and animal-sourced foods. While the current disruption to incomes and supply chains from the COVID-19 pandemic may slow these developments and threaten food security in the near term, the longer-term demographic trends and related demand changes will provide important opportunities for agricultural development and reducing rural poverty.