Using data from Word Bank Development Indicators, FAOSTAT, USDA, and IFPRI research through 2007, the following tools allow users to detect which countries are most vulnerable to price shocks on global markets. It should be noted that the indices relate to official trade flows, not informal trade. Additionally, food aid is recommended to be included in detailed international merchandise trade statistics; however, as this is not a mandatory requirement, some international food aid shipments may not be fully taken into account based on the available statistics. View food security indices specific to the Horn of Africa.

African nutritional exposure to world markets
"Nutritional Exposure to World Markets” shows how the country relies on world markets to sustain its food consumption.

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Strong red= 10 (high exposure)
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African household vulnerability to food prices
Household Vulnerability to Food Prices” shows how households within a country may be specifically exposed to food price variations, as well as their current vulnerability relative to nutritional issues:

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Strong red= 10 (high exposure)
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African macroeconomic vulnerability to world prices
“Macroeconomic Exposure to World Food Prices" shows how a country, at its macroeconomic level and from a balance of payments perspective, will face difficulties if agricultural prices go up on world markets

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Strong red= 10 (high exposure)
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Global Food Security Vulnerability Data

View the data and methodology behind these indices

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