To explore the current state of global food systems, this study examined data related to the production, distribution, processing, and marketing of nutritious foods. Results showed that 10 percent or more of the global population still live in countries at risk of hunger, and up to 60 percent live in countries with risk of hidden hunger (micronutrient deficiency), on the basis of domestic nutrient production. To meet global nutrition targets, the authors suggest adopting more robust nutrition-sensitive food policies with targeted production and trade interventions informed by highly disaggregated production data.
Geyik, Ozge, Michalis Hadjikakou, Brett A. Bryan. Journal of Global Food Security, March 2020