Global food security index
The Global Food Security Index consists of a set of indices from 113 countries. It measures food security across most of the countries of the world. It was first published in 2012, and is managed and updated annually by The Economist's intelligence unit.
The following parameters are considered for giving ranking to the countries.
- Nutritional standards
- Urban absorption capacity
- Food consumption as a share of household expenditure
- Food loss
- Protein quality
- Agricultural import tariffs
- Diet diversification
- Agricultural infrastructure
- Volatility of agricultural production
- Proportion of population under global poverty line
- Gross domestic product per capita (US$ PPP)
- Presence of food safety net programmes
- Access to financing for farmers
- Public expenditure on agricultural R&D
- Political stability risk
- Sufficiency of supply
- Food safety
- Gillam, Carey (July 10, 2012). "U.S., Denmark top ranking of world's most "food-secure" countries". Reuters. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
- "Global Food Security Index". Retrieved January 17, 2018.