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.
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