Yemen is facing an emergency situation when it comes to food security, with one third of Yemenis acutely hungry. While the situation is acute, it is also chronic, with limited progress having been made in improving food security over the last 30 years.
This paper is a summary of discussions that took place during a workshop held at Chatham House in February 2011. The workshop aimed to ensure that food security and malnutrition are urgently incorporated as top priorities on the policy agendas of the Yemeni government and its international partners. Organised in partnership with UNICEF Yemen, the workshop brought together a key group of stakeholders concerned with malnutrition and food security including representatives from governments, donors, NGOs and international organisations, along with some external experts.