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Food security is a situation in which all people of a country at any moment of time have physical and economic access to the amount of health and nutritious food enough to keep a healthy and active lifestyle. So, it is an ideal condition to which every country should continuously tend and this tendency should be the chief aim of national agricultural and economic policy. Since the policy should be based on something, measuring and collecting data on food security is the first step towards problem solution. On the present page you can find data and ready-made visualizations which may shed some light on the current progress of the countries in achieving the goal of food security.

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Difference of Daily Diet Across Countries

Due to many reasons people all over the world have different composition of their daily diet. Here we suggest you to look at how the composition of daily diet varies across different countries with the change of per capita income. People in high income countries consume more vegetable oils, sugar and sweeteners, milk and meat. With the decrease of income among countries, consumption of cereals accounts for bigger share of daily diet. People living at extreme poverty level consume much more starchy roots.  Name of each country on the chart below is followed by value of gross national income (GNI) per capita in current US$ for 2013 (source:...

How big per capita food expenditures in your country?

People in Uzbekistan, India, Nigeria, Kenya, Vietnam, Pakistan, Bolivia, China, Cameroon spend on food from 10 to 5 times less US dollars per capita compared to USA.  

World Food Day 2017

World Food Day is annually held on October 16 to commemorate the founding of the United Nations' (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Each year has a different theme. World Food Day is a global observance and not a public holiday. World Food Day is a day of action against hunger. On October 16, people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero.  Across the globe, many different events are organized to raise awareness of problems in food supply and distribution and to raise money to support projects...

Availability of food across countries

Food is a basic human need. And we tried to estimate how much do people pay for food in different countries. It appeared that food availability significantly varies across countries. In general, price of 1000 Kcal goes up inline with per capita income. For example, in Greece, Belarus, Croatia, Japan and Macedonia people pay $2.8 (based on PPP) for 1000 Kcal. At the same time in Nigeria, Uzbekistan, China India and Kenya the price of 1000 kcal is less then $0.7. It is interesting, that the U.S. citizens pay for food noticably less compared to other developed and many developing countries.