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International Food Security Assessment, 2013-2023

by Birgit Meade and Stacey Rosen

International Agriculture and Trade Outlook No. (GFA-24) 56 pp, June 2013

Food insecurity in the 76 low- and middle-income countries examined in this report is expected to remain virtually unchanged between 2012 and 2013. By 2023, however, the number of food-insecure people is projected to increase nearly 23 percent to 868 million, with the share of the population that is food insecure growing from 20.4 percent to 21.5 percent.

Errata: On July 3, 2013, the second sentence in the text box on page 27 was corrected to say that the food-insecure share of the Asia region’s population is projected to remain under 18 percent. The third sentence was corrected to say that the most food-insecure countries in the region are Afghanistan, North Korea, and Yemen.

Keywords: Food security, production, area, yield, commercial imports, export earnings, food aid, calories, commodity food prices, consumption, diet composition, protein, fat, sugar, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean

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Last updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013

For more information contact: Birgit Meade and Stacey Rosen