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Global Report on Food Crises - 2022

The 2022 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC 2022) highlights the remarkably high severity and numbers of people in Crisis or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) or equivalent in 53 countries/territories, driven by persistent conflict, pre-existing and COVID-19-related economic shocks, and weather extremes. The number identified in the 2022 edition is the highest in the report’s six-year existence. The report is produced by the Global Network against Food Crises (which includes WFP), an…
4 May 2022World Food Programme

Monitoring the agri-food system in Myanmar: Agricultural crop traders – March 2022 survey

Myanmar Agriculture Policy Support Activity (MAPSA)
Crop traders comprise the mid-stream of Myanmar’s food supply chain and serve as the essential link between farms and food processors, exporters, commodity exchange centers, and urban food markets. Thus, frictions and disruptions in the mid-stream caused by political instability and COVID-19 will likely affect farmers through market access and crop prices and urban consumers through food prices. This Research Note presents results from a telephone survey of 456 crop traders from 122…
12 May 2022International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO
In recent years, several major drivers have put the world off track to ending world hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. The challenges have grown with the COVID-19 pandemic and related containment measures. This report presents the first global assessment of food insecurity and malnutrition for 2020 and offers some indication of what hunger might look like by 2030 in a scenario further complicated by the enduring effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also includes new estimates of…
FAO

Differences in the Early Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Livelihoods in Rural and Urban Areas in the Asia Pacific Region

Yunhee Kang, Anurima Baidya, Alec Aaron, Jun Wang, Christabel Chan, & Erica Wetzler
Highlights Job loss or reduced income due to COVID-19 measures was prevalent among poor populations in the Asia Pacific region. Reducing household food expenditure was more common in urban than rural areas in some countries. Food stock was less available at households in urban than rural areas. Item availability at markets was not severely disrupted in the six countries.  
31 Dec 2021Global Food Security Journal

United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028, Regional Action Plan to Implement the UNDFF and Achieve the SDGs in South Asia

Shrestha, R.B., Ferrand, P., Penunia, M.E., Dave, M., and Ali, Y. (eds.)
This book is an output of a regional experts’ consultation meeting on “UN Decade of Family Farming: Formulating Strategies and Action Plan to Strengthen Smallholder Family Farmers in South Asia”, 5-6 November 2020 organized by SAARC Agriculture Center (SAC), Bangladesh in collaboration with Asian Farmers’ Association (AFA), Philippines, and the International Cooperative Alliance Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP), India, and the technical assistance of the Food and Agriculture Organization…
31 Dec 2021SAC, FAO, AFA and ICA-AP

Food security and diets in urban Asia: how resilient are food systems in times of COVID-19?

Vulnerable populations in urban areas globally have been among the worst hit by the global COVID-19 crisis. In South and South-East Asia, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased levels of vulnerability and food insecurity in cities through disruptions to food supply chains, increased food prices and loss of income. In 2021, the World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBB) and Dikoda undertook an assessment to understand the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on food systems…
1 Feb 2022World Food Programme (WFP)

Livelihoods, poverty, and food insecurity in Myanmar: Survey evidence from June 2020 to December 2021

Myanmar Agriculture Policy Support Activity (MAPSA)
Ten rounds of the Rural-Urban Food Security Survey (RUFSS) have been conducted between June 2020 and December 2021 to assess the impacts of Myanmar’s economic, political, and health crises on various dimensions of household welfare. RUFSS interviews about 2000 mothers of young children per round from urban Yangon, the rural Dry Zone, and recent migrants from these areas.
2 Feb 2022International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

The State of Food and Agriculture 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the vulnerability of agrifood systems to shocks and stresses and led to increased global food insecurity and malnutrition. Action is needed to make agrifood systems more resilient, efficient, sustainable and inclusive. The State of Food and Agriculture 2021 presents country-level indicators of the resilience of agrifood systems. The indicators measure the robustness of primary production and food availability, as well as physical and economic access to food. They…
FAO

Philippine Climate Change and Food Security Analysis

This study analyzes the interconnectedness of climate change and food security in the Philippines, particularly the threats and the opportunities it presents to food, nutrition, and livelihood in rural and urban areas.   The study utilized WFP’s Consolidated Livelihood Exercise for Analyzing Resilience (CLEAR) approach which contains a baseline of major livelihood zones all over the country. CLEAR has provided the backbone to build the Philippines’ first livelihood zone maps which…
11 Nov 2021World Food Programme

The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2021

Making agrifood systems more resilient to shocks and stresses The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the vulnerability of agrifood systems to shocks and stresses and led to increased global food insecurity and malnutrition. Action is needed to make agrifood systems more resilient, efficient, sustainable and inclusive.  The State of Food and Agriculture 2021 presents country-level indicators of the resilience of agrifood systems. The indicators measure the robustness of primary production and…
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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