Global Food Security Index 2014

September 15th, 2014 | by MuslimScience
Global Food Security Index 2014

Food security has slowly, but markedly improved during the past year. Approximately 842m people today are estimated to be experiencing chronic hunger, down from 868m a year ago—an almost 3% decline. This caps a quarter of a century of progress, with the number of undernourished individuals falling by 17% since 1990.

Improvement is evident across the globe, but particularly in developing countries, which generally started with more food-insecure environments. The 2014 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) displays these developments, revealing improvements within every region. Low- and lower-middle-income countries—particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, which recorded the largest gains despite facing the weakest food security environment—led the way.

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