Latin America and the Caribbean deviates from its path toward the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger. The number of undernourished people increased for the third consecutive year reaching 39.3 million, 6.1% of the population. The social and economic inequalities that characterize the region aggravate the problem of malnutrition. Vulnerable groups, such as the population living in poverty, children, women, indigenous peoples and rural inhabitants, tend to experience more severe problems of hunger and malnutrition. Inequality of malnutrition is also seen in gender. The problems of malnutrition in the region are the result of the profound changes that have affected its food systems, which determine the quantity, quality and diversity of food available for consumption, a transformation that has been driven by growing urbanization, changes in diets and new ways of producing and processing food. The solution to the problems of hunger and malnutrition in the region requires changes to its food systems.
FAO/PAHO/WFP/UNICEF (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/Pan American Health Organization/World Food Programme/United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) (2018), Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2018. Disponible [en línea] https://www.fao.org/3/ca2127en/CA2127EN.pdf
Ejes de desigualdad: Infancia y adolescencia, Desafíos para el logro de la igualdad
Temas: Seguridad alimentaria y nutricional, Salud
Editor: Otras instituciones