By Niall McCarthy, Statista
As shoppers stockpile essential supplies to ride out the coronavirus outbreak, supermarket shelves all over the world have been left empty to the detriment of more vulnerable members of society. This is occurring despite the fact that many of the countries dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks boast stable supply chains and high levels of food security.
The following map shows the results of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Food Security Index which measures the affordability, availability, safety and quality of food across 34 unique indicators in 113 countries. Singapore, Ireland and the United States were named the best performing countries while Venezuela, Burundi and Yemen have the lowest levels of food security.