This dataset contains a suite of indicators (available from 2017) on the level of food security in several countries as provided by FAO.

The selection of the indicators included in this dataset is based upon the FAO suite of Food Security Indicators, which includes 21 indicators grouped along the four dimension of food security (Availability, Access, Utilization and Stability). Another 10 indicators are included as “additional useful statistics”.

The new suite of food security indicators is composed of a revised selection of indicators based on the SDGs monitoring requirement and data availability. For example, some of the utilization indicators are replaced with official SDGs indicators. In addition, a new indicator for measuring severe food insecurity based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) is included.  The choice of the indicators has been informed by expert judgment and the availability of data with sufficient coverage to enable comparisons across regions and over time. Many of these indicators are produced and published elsewhere by FAO and other international organizations. They are reported here in a single database with the aim of building a wide food security information system.

Data from the FAO suite of food security indicators can be accessed on FAOSTAT.

Availability

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "availability".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage (3-year average)

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "availability".

Measurement unit: 
g/capita/day (3-year average)

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "availability".

Measurement unit: 
g/capita/day (3-year average)

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "availability".

Measurement unit: 
Constant International $ per person (3-year average)

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "availability".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage (3-year average)

Access

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "access".

Measurement unit: 
kcal/capita/day

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "access".

Measurement unit: 
constant 2011 international $

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "access".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "access".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "access".

Measurement unit: 
Total route in km per 100 square km of land area

Stability

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "stability".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage (3-year average)

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "stability".

Measurement unit: 
Constant International $ per person (3-year average)

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "stability".

Measurement unit: 
kcal/capita/day

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "stability".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage (3-year average)

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "stability".

Measurement unit: 
Index (-2.5; 2.5)

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "stability".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage (3-year average)

Utilization

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "utilization".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "utilization".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "utilization".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "utilization".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "utilization".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "utilization"

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "utilization".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "utilization".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

Additional useful statistics

Indicator Min-Max
Number of years
/ Obs Min / Max
Number of people undernourished (millions) (3-year average)
Number of severely food insecure people

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) as "Additional useful statistics".

Measurement unit: 
Millions (3-year average)

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) as "Additional useful statistics".

Measurement unit: 
Million people

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