UAE at the top of ‘Food System and Economic Resilience’ ranking

  • July 27, 2022
UAE at the top of ‘Food System and Economic Resilience’ ranking

According to the Global Food Security Q2 2022 study issued by Deep Knowledge Analytics, the UAE ranked first among Arab nations and nineteenth internationally in the ‘Food System and Economic Resilience’ category.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar are the only Arab nations in the top quartile of the index’s ‘Access to Food’ rating.

The Ukraine conflict has destabilised the global food chain. By the end of this year, hunger and severe food insecurity are projected to worsen across sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) area, Latin America, and South Asia.

The research analyses the factors contributing to food insecurity in 2022. North American and European countries with high incomes top the Food Security Index as the most food-secure nations in the world. The United States ranks first with 7.9 out of 10 points. The paper concludes that industrialised, food-secure nations will not experience starvation, but they will experience a shortage of some food goods and excessive prices.

Somalia has the lowest Food Security Index score of 2.97 out of a possible 10. These nations have not demonstrated the capacity to build food security through national policies and are affected by armed conflict (northern Nigeria, Yemen, Burkina Faso, and Niger), adverse weather conditions, such as consecutive drought seasons (Kenya, South Sudan, and Somalia), and economic shocks.

Alex Cresniov, director of Deep Knowledge Analytics, commented on the results as follows: “The role of technology in ensuring global food security is more crucial than ever. Intelligence artificiale et surveillance en temps réel permettront aux entreprises de mettre au point des solutions de gestion des aliments afin d’optimiser les procédés de fabrication et les opérations de la chaîne de distribution, and ainsi contribu

To defend national interests in reaction to the fall in global supply, a variety of export restrictions have been established. Several food-secure nations have stated and executed national initiatives to combat food insecurity in 2022, but this is not the case for the vast majority of developing nations. These government-led initiatives concentrate primarily on developing resilient agricultural methods, bolstering local production, and guaranteeing year-round access to safe and healthy food.

“Governments throughout the globe must consider developing a food security policy to combat domestic food poverty, particularly in these unpredictable times,” Alex said.