He said this during a press conference "Food security in Russia and the world: analysis of the UN report"

“According to Russian statistics, that is, quite objective and convincing, our share of the population experiencing chronic hunger was less than 2% in 2019, these are practically the limits of statistical error, that is, 1.6%,” RIA Novosti quotes him.

Kobyakov noted that "up to 6% of the population experienced food insecurity."

“If we compare these figures with world indicators, Russia in this regard is a well-fed, prosperous country that has historically overcome hunger,” the FAO head concluded.

Earlier, the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said rising food prices threaten disaster for low-income countries.