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THE GLOBAL INFORMATION AND SOLUTIONS NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE GASTRONOMY

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The world’s top countries for food security

Different countries have different levels of food security.

Niall McCarthy Data Journalist, Statista

  • Global food security is deteriorating, according to the 2020 Global Food Security Index.
  • The Index measures 59 factors on the state of food affordability, availability, quality, safety and natural resources/resilience in 113 countries.
  • Finland came top for food security in this year’s index, ahead of Ireland and the Netherlands.

According to the 2020 Global Food Security Index which was compiled by The Economist on behalf of Corteva, global food security is continuing to deteriorate across the world due to a combination of factors, primarily intensive farming and climate change. While there were strains on global food systems prior to the pandemic, Covid-19 has exacerbated existing problems, making life even more difficult for farmers. The Global Food Security Index is based on 59 unique indicators and it measures the state of food affordability, availability, quality, safety and natural resources/resilience in 113 countries. Finland was named the top country for food security in 2020, ahead of Ireland and the Netherlands. Despite problems caused by Brexit, the United Kingdom was ranked 6th while the United States and Canada came 11th and 12th, respectively.

Read the index scores here: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/03/countries-food-security-index-ranked-chart/

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