Rapid urbanization is increasingly shifting the impacts of malnutrition from rural to urban areas. From 777 million chronically undernourished people worldwide, 2016 saw a jump to 815 million.
Approximately 370 million indigenous people are spread across 70 countries worldwide. Indigenous communities' ancestral land and natural resources have a fundamental importance in their livelihood, ways and of life, culture and religion and, in fact, in their collective physical and cultural survival as communities.
Climate change is ushering in new population dynamics. As men’s out-migration from indigenous and local communities continues to rise due to fall in land productivity, population growth and increasing outside opportunities for wage-labor, more women are left behind as de facto land managers, assuming even greater responsibilities in communities and households.