Administrative Publication No. (AP-087) 33 pp

January 2021

COVID-19 Working Paper: International Food Security Assessment, 2020-2030: COVID-19 Update and Impacts of Food Insecurity

Updated analysis estimates that in 2020, there will be 921 million food-insecure people, an increase of 160 million from the pre-pandemic estimate, and almost double the pre-COVID-19 estimate published in the ERS August 2020 International Food Security Assessment, 2020-2030.

For more information, see COVID-19 Economic Implications for Agriculture, Food, and Rural America.

Keywords: Food security, food insecurity, food prices, income, food demand, COVID-19, Coronavirus, calories, nutritional target, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Asia, Latin America, Caribbean

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