Qatar took top spot for food security in Middle East and North Africa: Annual GFSI report
By Guan Yu Lim
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The annual Global Food Security Index (GFSI) 2019 published by The Economist Intelligence Unit revealed Qatar to be the number one nation for food security among 15 Middle Eastern and North African countries.
Qatar was ranked 13th overall across 113 countries covered in the index. The report in its eight edition takes into account three issues of food security, affordability, availability, and quality and safety.
According to the report, food security across the Middle East was largely a factor of country wealth.
Stable food prices, and near non-existent poverty contribute to ensuring food security, in particularly food affordability.