Methodology for assessment of food security of countries

Keywords: food security, European Union states, integrated assessment, criteria, indicators, levels, index, products and food quality

Abstract

A comprehensive assessment of national food security should include an analysis of the physical and economic accessibility of food, the level and quality of nutrition of the population, the sustainability and competitiveness of agriculture, factors and trends of self-sufficiency in the main types of agricultural products, raw materials and food and the effectiveness of foreign trade in food. To assess the food security situation at the state level, it is necessary to conduct monitoring, which consists in determining the deviations of the main indicators from the criteria and thresholds established at the national level. The monitoring should determine the format of the national report on the country's food security. The number of indicators that make up its basis, should be optimal and sufficient to reflect the level of food security of the country and compare them with the situation in other countries. At the same time, it is necessary to analyze trends in ensuring food security at the global level in terms of the progress of countries and regions of the world in achieving the goals of sustainable development in agriculture, the elimination of hunger and poverty for the period up to 2030.  Conducting a study of the components of the global food security index, formed at the world level to measure the policy and efficiency of government agencies in the field of food security, is relevant and in demand for positioning the country within the framework of international comparison of countries.

Author Biography

Robert Jurczak , State University of Applied Sciences in Konin

Ph.D.

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Published
2021-09-29
How to Cite
Jurczak , R. (2021). Methodology for assessment of food security of countries. VUZF Review, 6(3), 30-36. https://doi.org/10.38188/2534-9228.21.3.04
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