- The 2022 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) report was released by the British weekly The Economist.
- The 11th Global Food Security Index shows a deterioration in the global food environment for the third year, threatening food security. In this report, South Africa overtook Tunisia to become the most food-secure country in Africa.
- In 2022, 8 of the top 10 performing countries are in Europe, with Finland topping the list with a score of 83.7. It is followed by Ireland (scoring 81.7) and Norway (scoring 80.5).
- These countries have scored high on all 4 pillars of GFSI. The non-European countries in the top 10 list are Japan and Canada.
- The gap between the top performing countries and the lower ranked countries has been widening since 2019, revealing the inequality in the global food system.
- South Africa, ranked 59th, was recognized as the most food-secure country in Africa. It made a record jump from 70th rank in 2021.
- This is due to various global challenges to the country’s agricultural sector, such as climate change, Ukraine war, deteriorating global food environment, making it vulnerable to shocks.
- In this report, South Africa overtook Tunisia to become the most food-secure country in Africa. The second best performing country in Africa is Tunisia at 62nd position.
- India is ranked at 68th position along with Algeria with the overall score of 58.9. China’s position is at 25th with the score of 74.2.
- India was ranked at 71st position in the Global Food Security (GFS) Index 2021 of 113 countries with an overall score of 57.2 points on the GFS Index 2021.
Global Food Security Index (GFSI) Report 2022
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