This dataset contains indicators 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 30 indicators grouped along the four dimension of food security -- Availability, Access, Utilization and Stability. Data from the FAO suite of food security indicators can be accessed on FAOSTAT.

Indicator Min-Max
Number of years
/ Obs Min / Max
Access to improved sanitation facilities (%)
Access to improved water sources (%)
Average dietary energy supply adequacy (%) (3-year average)
Average protein supply (g/capita/day) (3-year average)
Average supply of protein of animal origin (g/capita/day) (3-year average)
Average value of food production (constant I$ per person) (3-year average)
Cereal import dependency ratio (%) (3-year average)
Depth of the food deficit (kcal/capita/day) (3-year average)
Domestic food price level index
Domestic food price volatility (index)
Number of people undernourished (millions) (3-year average)
Per capita food production variability (I$ per person constant 2004-06)
Per capita food supply variability (kcal/capita/day)
Percentage of adults who are underweight (%)
Percentage of arable land equipped for irrigation (%) (3-year average)
Percentage of children under 5 years of age affected by wasting (%)
Percentage of children under 5 years of age who are stunted (%)
Percentage of children under 5 years of age who are underweight (%)
Percentage of paved roads over total roads (%)
Prevalence of anaemia among children under 5 years of age (%)
Prevalence of anemia among pregnant women (%)
Prevalence of food inadequacy (%) (3-year average)
Prevalence of iodine deficiency (%)
Prevalence of undernourishment (%) (3-year average)
Prevalence of vitamin A deficiency in the population (%)
Rail-lines density (per 100 square km of land area)
Road density (per 100 square km of land area)
Share of dietary energy supply derived from cereals, roots and tubers (%) (3-year average)
Share of food expenditure of the poor
Value of food imports over total merchandise exports (%) (3-year average)

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: utilization (http://www.fao.org/econom

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: utilization (http://www.fao.org/econom

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is calculated by FAOSTAT/ESS and is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: availability (

Measurement unit: 
Percentage (3-year average)

This indicator is calculated by FAOSTAT and is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: availability (

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

This indicator is calculated by FAOSTAT and is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: availability (

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

This indicator is calculated by FAOSTAT/ESS and is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: availability (

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

This indicator is calculated by FAOSTAT/ESS and is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: stability (

Measurement unit: 
Percentage (3-year average)

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: access (http://www.fao.org/economic/es

Measurement unit: 
kcal/capita/day

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: access (http://www.fao.org/economic/es

Measurement unit: 
Index

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: stability (http://www.fao.org/economic

Measurement unit: 
Index

This indicator is calculated by FAOSTAT/ESS and is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: access (

Measurement unit: 
Millions (3-year average)

This indicator is calculated by FAOSTAT and is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: stability (

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

This indicator is calculated by FAOSTAT and is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: stability (

Measurement unit: 
kcal/capita/day

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: utilization (http://www.fao.org/econom

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is calculated by FAOSTAT and is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: stability (

Measurement unit: 
Percentage (3-year average)

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: utilization (http://www.fao.org/econom

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: utilization (http://www.fao.org/econom

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: utilization (http://www.fao.org/econom

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: access (http://www.fao.org/economic/es

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: utilization (http://www.fao.org/econom

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: utilization (http://www.fao.org/econom

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is calculated by FAOSTAT and is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: access (h

Measurement unit: 
Percentage (3-year average)

This indicator -- originally measured by the WHO -- is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: utilization (

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: access (http://www.fao.org/economic/es

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator -- originally measured by the WHO -- is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: utilization (

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: access (http://www.fao.org/economic/es

Measurement unit: 
Km per 100 square km of land area

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: access (http://www.fao.org/economic/es

Measurement unit: 
Km per 100 square km of land area

This indicator is calculated by FAOSTAT/ESS and is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: availability (

Measurement unit: 
Percentage (3-year average)

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: access (http://www.fao.org/economic/es

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is calculated by FAOSTAT and is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: stability (

Measurement unit: 
Percentage (3-year average)

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