More than 800 million people world-wide suffer from chronic hunger and malnutrition. Some progress in hunger reduction and improving the nutritional status of men, women and children is being achieved. Nevertheless, insufficient investment aimed at reducing food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition in many developing countries means that World Food Summit (WFS) and Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets are unlikely to be achieved by the year 2015.
Greater efforts in hunger reduction must be made. The FIVIMS Initiative (Food Insecurity and vulnerability Mapping System) promotes cross-sectoral analysis of underlying causes of food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition for improved policy making, programming and action.
The Initiative stems from the 1996 World Food Summit, when countries in the world committed themselves to strengthen information and analysis for improved targetting of hunger reduction policies and programmes by developing food insecurity and vulnerability information and mapping systems.
FIVIMS – Supporting knowledge sharing and good practice for better understanding of food insecurity and vulnerability issues worldwide.