UN Food and Agriculture Organization has revised its data on the level of undernourishment in Uzbekistan.
As the State Statistics Committee told Kun.uz, the reason for revising the data on Uzbekistan is the debate between the FAO expert Dorian Kalamvrezos Navarro and the committee on the sidelines of the meeting in Tashkent on December 10-12, 2019. Back then, the SSC expressed its discontent with the FAO statistics about the level of undernourishment in Uzbekistan.
As a result, FAO experts have recalculated Malnutrition prevalence indicators for Uzbekistan for the period from 2014 to 2019, based on the New Food Balance Sheet, considering the clear evidence from the State Statistics Committee. Following the recalculation, UN FAO announced that the figures were 2.8 percent (0.9 million people) in 2016-2018 and 2.6 percent (0.8 million people) in 2017-2019.
These data were announced at the online meeting State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI 2020) on July 13, 2020, as well as on the FAO official website.
At the meeting of FAO experts in 2019 (SOFI – 2019), the level of undernourishment in Uzbekistan in 2016-2018 was announced at 6.3% (2.0 million people).