Food Security Assessment Situation and Outlook No. (GFA-16) 60 pp

April 2005

Food Security Assessment, GFA 16

Just over 1 billion people in the 70 low-income countries studied in this report are estimated to have consumed less than the recommended nutritional requirements in 2004. This marks an increase from more than 830 million in 2003. Over the coming decade, food security is projected to improve most significantly in Asia, followed by Latin America and the Caribbean. The situation is expected to deteriorate in Sub-Saharan Africa, where deep poverty, political unrest, and the effects of HIV/AIDS hinder prospects for improvement.

Keywords: Food security, food aid, production, imports, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Asia, Latin America, Commonwealth of Independent States

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