Summary of Global Food Security Index 2016

An Annual Measure of the State of Global Food Security


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Global Food Security Index 2016 summary
The 2016 Global Food Security Index reveals both positive and negative trends.


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The 2016 edition of the Global Food Security Index from the Economist Intelligence Unit reveals that food security worldwide continues to make advances, mostly driven by rising incomes. But affordability and availability remain significant problems for policy makers and private-sector organizations to address. Political instability often begets food insecurity, and climate change portends unpredictable effects on food supplies. getAbstract recommends the EIU’s useful compendium of information to analysts, government officials and others concerned about trends in agricultural production, distribution, quality and prices.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the status of global food security in 2016 reveals
  • How the Economist Intelligence Unit measures food security
  • What countries can do to improve their populations’ access to food


Access to low-cost, high-quality food is central to fighting hunger. Worldwide, such food security is making steady progress, thanks mostly to rising incomes. More than 75% of the 113 countries included in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Food Security Index have improved since 2010. Developed...
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