Food insecurity is concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2012

A map of the world showing the distribution of lower income, food insecure countries in 2012.

Nearly 400 million people in the 39 Sub-Saharan African countries analyzed by ERS are estimated to suffer from food insecurity in 2012. This equals 42 percent of the population of these countries. By contrast, 30 percent of the population in the 11 Latin American and Caribbean countries examined are food insecure. An estimated 18 percent of the population in the 22 Asian countries studied are food insecure. People are defined as food insecure when their estimated food availability falls below 2,100 calories per day. This map is found in the ERS report, International Food Security Assessment, 2012-22, GFA-23, July 2012.

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