According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), malnutrition affects all countries and about one in three people. An estimated 800 million people are under nourished and 2 billion are affected by micro nutrient deficiencies.
In this video*, Boitshepo Giyose, Senior Nutrition Officer of the FAO Nutrition and Food Systems Division, explains the importance of nutrition and how we should address it. She suggests that if malnutrition and hunger are to be eradicated, we need to see nutrition not just in a medical context but also in the context of agriculture and food systems.
*This video is part of a series of policy and governance videos produced by FAO in 2016.