International Food Security Assessment, 2012-22
by Stacey Rosen
, Birgit Meade
, Shahla Shapouri, Anna D'Souza, and Nicholas Rada
Outlook No. (GFA-23) 71 pp, July 2012
Food security is estimated to improve slightly in 2012 as the number of food-insecure people in the 76 countries covered in this report declines from 814 million in 2011 to 802 million in 2012. The share of the population that is food insecure remains at 24 percent. Over the next decade, the share of the population that is food insecure is projected to decline from 24 percent in 2012 to 21 percent in 2022, but the number of food insecure people is projected to increase by 37 million. Regionally, food insecurity is projected to
remain most severe in Sub-Saharan Africa. Food-insecure people are defined as those consuming less than the nutritional target of roughly 2,100 calories per day per person.
Keywords: Food security, food production, area, yield, commercial imports, export earnings, food aid, calories, commodity prices, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Afghanistan, Brazil, agricultural development
In this publication...
- Report summary, 117 kb | HTML
- Entire report, 5,771 kb
- North Africa—Country Statistical Tables for North Africa, (supporting data), 1,224 kb
- Sub-Saharan Africa—Country Statistical Tables for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), (supporting data), 8,086 kb
- Asia—Country Statistical Tables for Asia (supporting data), 8,660 kb
- Latin America and the Caribbean—Country Statistical Tables for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) (supporting data), 3,525 kb
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