Per capita Gross Domestic Product remains below pre-pandemic levels in 2021

A bar chart comparing levels of GDP per capita by IFSA region and for the IFSA total for 2019, 2021, and 2031, showing lower 2021 levels in all regions when compared with 2019, but all increasing by 2031.

Food insecurity around the world can be intensified further by negative shocks to income, prices, or the food supply like those sparked by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This article analyzes food security conditions in 76 low- and middle-income countries. It found that income levels that remain below 2019 levels and fluctuating food prices continued to negatively impact food insecurity in 2021 for all 76 countries.

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