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Food is the most essential component that sustains all forms of life. Though some nations have an abundance of food, others face a severe shortage. Citizens of the nations which are food secure always have social, economic as well as physical access to food, which is both sufficient and nutritious. This enables them to lead a healthy lifestyle.
The Economist Intelligence Unit regularly releases the Global Food Security Index which assesses food security among the majority of the nations around the world. The index, takes into account the issues of availability, affordability as well as quality and safety among the nations. The countries which scored between 0 to 100. The score 100 is the most favorable.
According to the 2016 Global Food Security Index, the United States is the most food secure country in the world. The nation had a score of 86.6. Coming at the second spot was Ireland with a score of 84.3, while Singapore was ranked third and had a score of 83.9. The other nations which were food secure and had scores of 80 and above were Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, and a few others.
Countries which scored between 70 and 80 on the 2016 Global Food Security Index were Finland, Israel, Japan, Chile, Oman, Kuwait, Spain, Greece, and other nations. Nations that stood midway and had scores between 50 and 60 were Thailand, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Vietnam, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, among others.
Countries that were the least food secure and had scores of less than 40 were Cambodia, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Syria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Yemen, Mozambique etc. Meanwhile, the African nation of Burundi was the least food secure of all the countries that were mentioned on the list. The nation stood right at the bottom of the list and had a score of just 24.
The table below provides information on how nations score of the 2016 Global Food Security Index.
|United Arab Emirates||71.8|
|Congo (Dem. Rep.)||30.5|
Data sourced from Economist Intelligence Unit. URL – foodsecurityindex.eiu.com/
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