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Publication | 2022

World Bank - Food Security Update - 15/09/2022


  • Since the last Update issued on August 11, 2022, the agricultural price index has remained relatively stable and is currently 1 point higher.

  • Domestic food price inflation remains high around the world, with high inflation continuing in almost all low- and middle-income countries and the share of high-income countries with high inflation having increased sharply.

  • Famine is projected to occur between October and December 2022 in three areas of Somalia’s Bay region.

  • The flooding in Pakistan has exacerbated previously high levels of food insecurity.

  • It is forecasted that 205.1 million people will be in food crisis or worse in 45 of the 53 countries/territories with data for 2021 and 2022.

  • India, the world’s largest exporter of rice, recently imposed trade restrictions on certain types of rice.