October 1, 2012
Sri Lanka has been ranked 62 out of 105 countries in the 2012 Global Food Security Index. The number one country is the United States of America while the worst country at 105 is Congo.
The Global Food Security Index considers the core issues of affordability, availability, and quality across a set of 105 countries.
The index is a dynamic quantitative and qualitative scoring model, constructed from 25 unique indicators, that measures these drivers of food security across both developing and developed countries.
India is ranked 66th in the index, scoring moderately across the four categories of affordability, availability, quality and safety.
India ranks ahead of Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh in food availability but lack of a diverse diet and low protein quality constrain its score in quality and safety, placing the country third in the region, the index said.