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Launch of the Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will present the latest Regional Panorama of Food and Nutrition Security in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The document will be presented in virtual format with transmission open to the public, starting at 11:30 am (Brasilia time), Wednesday, January 18.

The 2022 panorama analyzes the cost of healthy eating and warns that, currently, its access in Latin America and the Caribbean is the most expensive, compared to the rest of the world. In addition, the publication highlights the challenges in improving access to healthy food and presents data and analysis of the effects of the pandemic and other global crises on food insecurity and food prices.

The launch has the participation of the main representatives of the five UN agencies responsible for the publication.

The event can be followed through the FAO website or on FAO Youtube , FAO facebook in Spanish and on Twitter account @FAOAmericas.