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International Food Security Assessment, 2011-21

by Shahla Shapouri, Stacey Rosen, Sharad Tandon, Fred Gale, Lisa Mancino, and Junfei Bai

Outlook No. (GFA-22) 64 pp, July 2011

The number of food-insecure people in developing countries is estimated to decline about by 9 million, from 861 million in 2010 to 852 million in 2011 and the number is projected to decline by 16 percent, or nearly 140 million over the next decade. Food security in Asia and the Latin America and the Caribbean region is projected to improve, whereas food security in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to deteriorate. Food-insecure people are defined as those consuming less than the nutritional target of roughly 2,100 calories per day per person.

Keywords: Food security, commodity prices, production, commercial imports, export earnings, food aid, calories, protein, energy, fat, sugar, diet, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean

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Last updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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