The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2006 Report
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 12:17 PM

In 1996, leaders from all over the world met in Rome for the World Food Summit. From that Summit came a goal of reducing the number of undernourished people in the world to half of what that number was in 1990.

Ten years after the summit, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has released a report on what has been done to reach the Summit's goals. The report looks at undernourishment around the world, then focuses on specific regions of the world, and lastly discusses what has been done and what can still be done to reach the Summit's goal.

The report found that little has been done since 1996 to reach the Summit's goal. According to projections with current trends, the Summit's goal might not be reached.

However, the report did find that the world is on a path towards meeting the Milennium Development Goal on reducing hunger around the world. The report also says that the Summit's goal of halving the number of people who are undernourished could still be met, and conditions are ripe for changes to be made to help attain that goal.

For the full text of the report, please click here.

Compiled from: The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2006, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, 2006.