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Food Security Assessment, GFA 16

by Shahla Shapouri, Stacey Rosen, Birgit Meade, Margriet Caswell, and David Schimmelpfennig

Outlook No. (GFA-16) 60 pp, April 2005

Cover image Just over 1 billion people in the 70 low-income countries studied in this report are estimated to have consumed less than the recommended nutritional requirements in 2004. This marks an increase from more than 830 million in 2003. Over the coming decade, food security is projected to improve most significantly in Asia, followed by Latin America and the Caribbean. The situation is expected to deteriorate in Sub-Saharan Africa, where deep poverty, political unrest, and the effects of HIV/AIDS hinder prospects for improvement.

Keywords: Food security, food aid, production, imports, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Asia, Latin America, Commonwealth of Independent States

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Last updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013

For more information contact: Shahla Shapouri, Stacey Rosen, Birgit Meade, Margriet Caswell, and David Schimmelpfennig