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World map depicting food security indexFood is the most essential component that sustains all forms of life. Though some nations have an abundance of food, others face severe shortages. When a nation has high food security, specifically access to food that is both sufficient and nutritious, this enables the people to lead a healthy lifestyle.

The Economist Intelligence Unit regularly releases the Global Food Security Index which analyzes food security in most of the nations around the world. The index considers the issues of availability, affordability as well as quality and safety among the nation.

According to the 2017 Global Food Security Index, Ireland is the most food secure country in the world, with a score of 85.6. Coming at the second spot was United States with a score of 84.6. The United Kingdom comes close and ranks third, with a score of 84.2.

European countries are well placed on the index with scores above 70. In Asia, countries like India, China, Sri Lanka and Thailand, to name a few, stood on an average with score between 40 to 60.

Meanwhile, there are several countries which face serious issues regarding food availability and thus, rank quite low in the global index. Countries having a score below 40 are Nigeria, Bangladesh, Syria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Yemen, Mozambique, etc. The African nation of Burundi is the least food secure of all the countries that were mentioned in the list. The nation stood right at the bottom, with a score of just 25.1

The table below provides information on how nations score of the 2017 Global Food Security Index.

Rank Country Score
1st Ireland 85.6
2nd United States 84.6
3rd United Kingdom 84.2
4th Singapore 84
5th Australia 83.3
6th Netherlands 82.8
7th Germany 82.5
8th France 82.3
9th Canada 82.2
10th Sweden 81.7
11th Austria 81.6
11th Switzerland 81.6
13th Norway 81.4
14th Finland 81
14th New Zealand 81
16th Denmark 80.3
17th Belgium 79.8
18th Japan 79.5
19th Israel 79.2
20th Portugal 79
21st Spain 78.1
22nd Italy 75.9
23rd Czech Republic 75.8
24th Chile 74.7
24th South Korea 74.7
26th Kuwait 74.6
27th Poland 74.1
28th Oman 73.9
29th Qatar 73.3
30th Hungary 72.2
31st Greece 71.9
32nd Saudi Arabia 71
33rd United Arab Emirates 70.9
34th Slovakia 70
35th Uruguay 69.7
36th Costa Rica 69.3
37th Bahrain 68.6
38th Brazil 67.7
38th Romania 67.7
40th Argentina 67.3
41st Malaysia 66.2
41st Russia 66.2
43rd Mexico 65.8
44th South Africa 64
45th China 63.7
46th Belarus 63
47th Bulgaria 62.9
48th Panama 62.5
49th Turkey 61.1
50th Serbia 60.6
51st Colombia 60.1
52nd Botswana 59.4
53rd Peru 59.2
54th Tunisia 58.8
55th Jordan 58.3
55th Thailand 58.3
57th Azerbaijan 57.8
58th Egypt 56.6
59th Paraguay 56.5
60th Kazakhstan 56
61st Ecuador 55.2
62nd Dominican Republic 54.8
63rd Ukraine 54.1
64th Vietnam 54
65th El Salvador 53.1
66th Sri Lanka 53
67th Morocco 52.8
68th Algeria 51.5
69th Bolivia 51.3
69th Indonesia 51.3
71st Venezuela 50.2
72nd Nicaragua 50
73rd Guatemala 49.6
74th India 48.9
75th Honduras 48.6
76th Ghana 47.9
77th Pakistan 47.8
78th Uzbekistan 47.5
79th Philippines 47.3
80th Myanmar 44.8
81st Nepal 44.5
82nd Senegal 44.2
83rd Cambodia 43.3
83rd Uganda 43.3
85th Cote d’Ivoire 42.5
86th Kenya 42.2
87th Cameroon 41.6
88th Rwanda 39.8
89th Bangladesh 39.7
90th Benin 39.6
91st Mali 39.4
92nd Nigeria 38.4
93rd Togo 37.2
94th Tajikistan 35.9
95th Tanzania 35.4
96th Sudan 34.8
97th Guinea 34
98th Mozambique 33.7
99th Ethiopia 33.3
99th Syria 33.3
101st Angola 33.2
102nd Burkina Faso 33.1
102nd Laos 33.1
104th Zambia 32.4
105th Malawi 31.3
106th Niger 29.5
107th Haiti 29.1
108th Yemen 28.8
109th Sierra Leone 28.7
110th Chad 28.3
111th Madagascar 27.2
112th Democratic Republic of Congo 25.5
113th Burundi 25.1


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