Every 15th person in Kyrgyzstan suffers from malnutrition, that is, the human diet contains insufficient amounts of nutrients or a person consumes excess amounts of food. Every 14th child under the age of five is overweight, and every 6th adult is obese.
Around the world, issues of ensuring food security and nutrition quality are fundamental for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) until 2030, in particular SDG 2, Zero hunger. Kyrgyzstan, like the rest of the UN member countries, is actively working in this direction.
FAO, in the framework of the project funded by the Russian Federation “Developing Capacity for Strengthening Food Security and Nutrition in selected countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia”, analyzed the situation with food security and nutrition in Kyrgyzstan through a number of indicators of social and food systems and prepared infographics, available in English and Russian, which illustrates data interrelation over time, and also demonstrates their trends.