The subject of food security has been under the radar of many international entities such as the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and other global institutions for many decades. Over this time there have been various definitions of food security, with the most recent one being adopted in 1996. Following this, in 2015 the United Nations (UN) officially adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals with the ambitious goal of ending global hunger by 2030.
This report provides a comprehensive overview of agri-nutrients’ role in food security on a global and regional level and address key future trends in food security, as well as the challenges and opportunities in the GCC to achieve sustainable food production. It examines the role of GCC agri-nutrients specifically, and identifies the areas in which the GCC agri-nutrient sector plays an important role in global food security, namely, as a large producer of agri-nutrients, an important supplier of agri-nutrients to the world, and through its role in supporting increasing food production among others. It also discusses the current status of food security in the GCC and outline opportunities to achieve food security in the region through domestic agriculture and the supply of agri-nutrients on the market.