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DR scales two positions at Global Food Security Index

DR scales two positions at Global Food Security Index
  • For the year 2019, the Dominican Republic is ranked 56th out of the 113 countries considered, presenting an improvement over 2018.
  • Within the countries of Central and South America we share improvements with Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Panama, Brazil, Costa Rica and Colombia.
  • DR is located in position 8 of 18 nations of Central America.

January 20, 2020 Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic scaled two position in the results at the eighth edition of Global Food Security Index (GFSI), have done by The Economist, Economic Intelligence Studies Unit.

For this year, the Dominican Republic is ranked 56th out of the 113 countries considered, showing a slight improvement compared to 2018, where it held position 58 (position in which it remained since 2017), in terms of qualification; was 64.2 to 2019 exceeding 57.2 the previous year, for a variation of 0.4%. The country is located in position 8 of 18 countries in Central and South America.

The indicators that make up this index divided into four categories, of which 3 form the basis for calculating the index and the fourth is calculated with the objective of assessing the impact of climate change on food security. The indicators that make up the index are: Affordability, Availability, Quality and Safety. To learn more about them, click on the link http://competitividad.gob.do/index.php/es/

In the Quality and Safety indicator, line in which the country shows the greatest progress, the Dominican Republic improved significantly in relation to 2018, with an increase of 9 positions and a 7.1% increase in the rating.

Among the Strengths about of the Dominican Republic, has according to the index, are average change in the cost of food, food security, proportion of the population below the poverty line, volatility of agricultural production, urban absorption capacity, and loss of food, dietary diversity, agricultural import tariffs, presence and quality of food safety programs.

In Natural Resources and Resilience, an indicator that is part of the index, the Dominican Republic shows important challenges and opportunities for improvement, in this category being the lowest performing for the country.



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