Country Rankings on Food Security

country rankings on food security

Singapore was ranked highest among countries in the food security index

The Economist Intelligence Unit recently published a report on 2018 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) which evaluates food security across 113 countries around the world.

The index was based on dynamic quantitative and qualitative benchmarking model which used 28 indicators from 3 core pillars of food security:

1) Affordability;
2) Availability; and
3) Quality and safety

The report revealed that Singapore had the highest GFSI with a score of 85.9. Completing the top are Ireland (85.5), United Kingdom (85), United States (85), and Netherlands.

At the bottom of the list are Burundi (23.9), Congo (26.1), Madagascar (27), Yemen (28.5), and Sierra Leone (29.2).

2018 Global Food Security Index


Rank CountryOverall Score
1Singapore85.9
2Ireland85.5
3United Kingdom85
3United States of America85
5Netherlands84.7
6Australia83.7
7Switzerland83.5
8Finland83.3
9Canada83.2
10France82.9
11Germany82.7
12Norway82.2
12Sweden82.2
14Austria82.1
15New Zealand81.3
16Denmark80.9
17Belgium80.2
18Japan79.9
19Portugal79.3
20Israel78.6
21Spain78
22Qatar76.5
23Italy76.3
24Czech Republic76.1
25South Korea75.6
26Poland75.4
27Chile75.1
28Kuwait74.8
29Oman74.4
30Hungary72.8
31United Arab Emirates72.5
32Saudi Arabia72.4
33Greece71.6
34Uruguay71.3
35Slovakia70.3
36Costa Rica69.3
37Argentina69.2
38Romania68.9
39Brazil68.4
40Malaysia68.1
41Bahrain67.8
42Russia67
43Mexico66.4
44Belarus65.7
45South Africa65.5
46China65.1
47Bulgaria64.5
48Turkey64.1
49Colombia63.7
50Panama61.9
51Tunisia60.9
52Botswana60.8
53Serbia59.8
54Thailand58.9
55Peru58.7
56Azerbaijan58.2
57Kazakhstan57.7
58Dominican Republic57.2
58Paraguay57.2
60Jordan57
61Egypt56.3
62Vietnam56
63Ukraine55.7
64Morocco55
65Ecuador54.8
65Indonesia54.8
67Sri Lanka54.3
68El Salvador53.7
69Algeria52.1
70Philippines51.5
71Guatemala51.4
72Nicaragua51.1
73Ghana50.9
74Bolivia50.7
74Honduras50.7
76India50.1
77Pakistan49.1
78Venezuela47.4
79Nepal46
80Uzbekistan45.9
81Côte d'Ivoire45.8
82Myanmar45.7
83Bangladesh43.3
84Cameroon42.4
85Cambodia42.3
86Mali42
87Kenya41.9
88Senegal41.9
89Uganda41.4
90Benin41
91Tajikistan40.7
92Angola38.6
93Rwanda38.4
94Togo38.4
95Laos38.3
96Nigeria38
97Burkina Faso37.9
98Tanzania37.1
99Sudan36.4
100Ethiopia36
101Mozambique35
102Guinea34.9
103Syria34.1
104Niger33.7
105Zambia33.7
106Haiti33
107Malawi32.4
108Chad31.5
109Sierra Leone29.2
110Yemen28.5
111Madagascar27
112Democratic Republic of the Congo26.1
113Burundi23.9

 

Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit
Full report: Global Food Security Index 2018