Food Security Assessment, 2008-09
by Shahla Shapouri, Stacey Rosen
, Birgit Meade
, and Fred Gale
Outlook No. (GFA-20) 58 pp, June 2009
Food security in 70 developing countries is projected to deteriorate over the next decade, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service. After rising nearly 11 percent from 2007 to 2008, the number of food-insecure people in the developing countries analyzed by ERS researchers is estimated to rise to 833 million in 2009, an almost 2-percent rise from 2008 to 2009. Despite a decline in food prices in late 2008, deteriorating purchasing power and food security are expected in 2009 because of the growing financial deficits and higher inflation that have occurred in recent years. Food-insecure people are defined as those consuming less than the nutritional target of 2,100 calories per day per person.
Keywords: Food security, prices, production, commercial imports, export earnings, capital inflows, remittances, foreign direct investment, food aid, developing countries
In this publication...
- Entire document 1,168 kb
- Report summary 86 kb | HTML
- Abstract, Preface, Acknowledgments, Contents, List of Figures and Tables, and Summary 290 kb
- Overview: Food-Security Impact of the Financial Downturn, 2008-18, 264 kb
- Food Security: Regional and Country Perspectives 555 kb
- Developing Countries Face Urbanization Growth, Food-Security Worries, and Food-Safety Challenges 182 kb
- Appendix—Food Security Model: Definition and Methodology 86 kb
- North Africa—Country Statistical Tables for North Africa (supporting data) 888 kb
- Sub-Saharan Africa—Country Statistical Tables for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), (supporting data) 3,460 kb
- Asia—Country Statistical Tables for Asia (supporting data) 2,211 kb
- Latin America and the Caribbean—Country Statistical Tables for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) (supporting data) 2,441 kb
- Commonwealth of Independent States—Country Statistical Tables for Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) (supporting data) 1,883 kb
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