Summary of Global Food Security Index 2016

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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.

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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 nations dominate the top 10 list, headed by the United States, Ireland and Germany. The lowest scoring countries are Burundi, Sierra Leone and Chad. Nations with low per capita GDP, along with the poor within more prosperous economies, continue to struggle with food security. Among other conditions, ...

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