The world was already off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even harder both to achieve the Goals and to monitor progress where it is being made, according to FAO's new report, “Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators 2020”.
The Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC) today held a high-level event to present a review of the most recent global data on how the knock-on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are driving up acute hunger in vulnerable countries already wracked by food crises even before COVID-19 arrived.