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Global Food Security Index 2021: India ranks 71st among 113 nations

As per the Global Food Security (GFS) Index 2021, India has been ranked at 71st position among 113 countries with a score of 57.2 points. India is behind its neighbors Pakistan (52.6 points) and Sri Lanka (62.9 points) in terms of food affordability.

  • Ireland, Australia, the UK, Finland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan, France and the US have topped with the overall GFS score in the range of 77.8 and 80 points on the index.

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Global Food Security (GFS) Index 2021: Pakisthan, China

  • Pakistan (75th position), Sri Lanka (77th Position), Nepal (79th position) and Bangladesh (84th position) are in the index.
  • Pakistan has scored 52.6 points which is better than India in the category of food affordability.
  • China is in the 34th position.
  • India has improved its score only by 2.7 points to 57.2 in 2021 from 54.5 in 2012

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About Global Food Security (GFS) Index

  • The GFS Index 2021 has been designed and constructed by London-based Economist Impact and Corteva Agriscience has sponsored it.
  • The GFS Index focuses on the factors of affordability, availability, quality and safety, and natural resources and resilience.
  • GFS Index aims to accelerate progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030.

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