Food insecurity in 2021 is more prevalent in lower income countries relative to higher income countries

A two-line chart comparing relationships in 2020 and 2021 between per capita GDP and prevalence of food insecurity, where the lower the per capita GDP, the higher the food insecurity, especially in 2021.

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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