Press Release

International Conference on Food Security in Samarkand

01 September 2023

The International Conference on Food Security (7-8 September) will review the state of food security in the world with a special focus on Central Asia, deliberate on key agrifood system challenges hindering progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2, and seek solutions to these challenges. 

Photo: © FAO in Uzbekistan


The status of implementation of measures to achieve the “Zero Hunger” goal of SDG 2, which includes specific tasks to eliminate hunger, improve food security and nutrition, and develop sustainable agriculture by 2030, will be carefully analyzed.

The conference will provide a forum to discuss the following topics:

  • Strengthening sustainability of agrifood systems  in landlocked countries;
  • Nexus of food security and access to healthy diets;
  • Strengthening gender equality in rural areas;
  • Water and food security;
  • Agrifood trade promotion to strengthen food security;
  • Innovative agricultural development and digital agriculture.

UN entities involved in this initiative

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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