Posted by: Bioversity Library | September 8, 2009

Food shortages: countries most at risk

According to the recent Food Security Risk Index issued by Maplecroft, the five most at risk countries (out of 148 surveyed) are Angola, Haiti, Mozambique, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Food Security Risk Index (FSRI) measures the availability, stability
and access to basic food stocks, as well as the impacts on nutrition
and health that result from food insecurity.   The five countries mentioned above have been most hard hit due to factors such as civil wars, poor governance and infrastructure as well as extreme weather conditions.

The countries who fared the best were the USA, France, Canada and Germany.

See the press release and more information here.

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