Food security is a situation in which all people of a country at any moment of time have physical and economic access to the amount of health and nutritious food enough to keep a healthy and active lifestyle. So, it is an ideal condition to which every country should continuously tend and this tendency should be the chief aim of national agricultural and economic policy. Since the policy should be based on something, measuring and collecting data on food security is the first step towards problem solution. On the present page you can find data and ready-made visualizations which may shed some light on the current progress of the countries in achieving the goal of food security.
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The Global Food Security Index, calculated by the Economist Intelligence Unit, is a composite assessment of food affordability, availability and quality across countries. According to "The Global Food Security Index 2012" report "wealthy nations, with little surprise, perform best in the index: the US, Denmark and France hold the top three spots, followed closely by a number of northern European and Australasian countries. High incomes, low spending on food relative to other outlays, and signiﬁcant investment in agricultural research and development (R&D) put these countries at the top of the rankings. Sub-Saharan African countries are the...
People in Uzbekistan, India, Nigeria, Kenya, Vietnam, Pakistan, Bolivia, China, Cameroon spend on food from 10 to 5 times less US dollars per capita compared to USA.
The FAO Food Price Index is a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities. It consists of the average of five commodity group price indices (representing 55 quotations), weighted with the average export shares of each of the groups for 2002-2004. All indices have been deflated using the World Bank Manufactures Unit Value Index (MUV) rebased from 1990=100 to 2002-2004=100 Event holder: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)