Ireland has been named the most “food-secure” country in the world, according to the 6th annual Global Food Security Index – a global ranking of how well nations can feed their citizens.
The United States, which previously topped the list, finished in 4th and Austria 2nd. France and Germany came in 3rd and 5th place, respectively, in the world’s most food-secure countries.
The 2017 rankings placed Switzerland in 6th ahead of the United Kingdom into 7th; and Canada into 8th; while Denmark ranked 9th, and Sweden 9th.
Overall, among the top 15 most food-secure countries in the world for 2017, the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th positions are held by the Netherlands, New Zealand, Finland, Australia, and Norway
Data from the United Nations last month show that the number of people suffering from hunger rose by about 38 million to 815 million, or 11% of the world’s population, in 2016.
These are the 20 most food-secure countries in the world for 2017
- United States
- United Kingdom
- New Zealand
These are the 50 most food-secure countries in the world 2017