ERS publishes the International Food Security Assessment every year to provide current estimates and 10-year projections of food security measures for 76 low- and middle-income countries that are current or former food aid recipients. In this webinar, ERS Economists Felix Baquedano and Yacob Zereyesus discuss the drivers of changes in food security measures.
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The following page provides links to the latest available data supporting the analysis of potential effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on U.S. commodity markets, including supply chain disruptions and global demand for agricultural products. Additional links provide background information on a variety of farm and food topics.
The number of food-insecure people in the 76 low- and middle-income countries included in this report is estimated to increase by 291 million to 1.2 billion in 2021, reflecting the effects of COVID-19 on GDP.
This report describes effects of technological and structural changes on U.S. corn sector costs, returns, and productivity.
The U.S. food system used 34 trillion gallons of freshwater in 2012, or 30 percent of the freshwater used throughout the U.S. economy. This study finds that the majority of the water was used in crop and livestock production.
Super Stores’ Impact on the Availability of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Approved Stores
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, beneficiaries tend to shop at super stores. ERS report looks at the impact of super stores on the survival of existing traditional stores and any cost benefits to SNAP beneficiaries.
This report quantifies the seasonal flow of honey bees as hives are moved around the country in search of nutritious forage and in order to service pollination contracts.