The Food and Agriculture Organization states that food security exists when all people, at all
times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet
their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. However, in 2019 25 percent of the world population did not have regular access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food, and chronic and acute malnutrition were still affecting 190 million children.
The world is not on track to achieve the World Health Assembly targets on maternal, infant and young child nutrition by 2025 nor the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2 on “Zero Hunger”) by 2030. These figures show that food insecurity and malnutrition are huge challenges, which are likely to worsen due to COVID 19.