The annual State of Food Security report aims to monitor progress towards achieving a world without hunger and malnutrition, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The key focus of the 2018 report was on the role of climate extremes and variability in the recently observed rise in hunger globally. CSAG’s technical expertise focused on the agro-meteorological component (part 2) of the report. More specifically, the study looked into extreme weather-related events and climate variability and their negative impact on food security and nutrition, along with analysing the changing nature and magnitude of these events and climate variations and identifying those which may not be anticipated; determining how these climate shocks (extreme weather events and changing weather patterns) are negatively impacting the four dimensions of food security (food availability, access, utilisation and stability) and underlying and immediate causes of nutrition; and lastly, determining the impact of these climate shocks on vulnerability, resource and control factors that shape food security and nutrition outcomes.

You can find the full report and read more about the key messages emerging from the report here.


Time Frames: 2018

Funders: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

Partners: Joint Research Centre, European Commission (EC)

Project Lead: Cindy Hollman at FAO

CSAG Contact Person: Dr. Olivier Crespo