Food Security Assessment: Why Countries Are at Risk

Food insecurity in many low-income, developing countries is projected to intensify unless steps are taken to reverse the performance trend of key contributing factors: agricultural productivity, foreign exchange earnings, and population growth. For the poorest countries, an increase in agricultural productivity is the key to improving food security. In these countries, imports play a small role in the domestic food supply because of limited foreign exchange availability. This study evaluates availability and distribution of food and analyzes their trends through 2008 by projecting food gaps to maintain per capita consumption, meet nutritional needs, and fulfill requirements stemming from unequal food distribution.


Issue Date:
1999
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/33614
Total Pages:
28
Series Statement:
Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 754




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