As the world continues its trend of rising inequality, increasingly unjust and broken food systems – and the pressures of conflict and increasing climate change – have led to over 800 million hungry people. This trend, if not addressed, will result in over 1.2 billion food insecure people by 2050, with the risk of hunger increasing by up to 20% due to climate change, unless adaptation efforts are significantly increased.
Food Systems in Crisis
Now, impossible to ignore, this trend demands the prioritization of connecting humanitarian and development programming. With this report, CARE aims to further contribute to the ongoing global dialogue around the humanitarian development nexus and, more specifically, it’s impact on chronic hunger and malnutrition by sharing lessons learned, adaptive ways of working, and best practices for food and nutrition security (FNS) programs and approaches.