Vietnam ranks fourth in Southeast Asia in food security

Vietnam was ranked fourth in Southeast Asia and 54th in the world on the Economist Intelligence Unit food security index.

Vietnam did well in eight indicators – presence and quality of food safety net programmes, access to financing for farmers, change in average food costs, proportion of population under global poverty line, food safety, volatility of agricultural production, urban absorption capacity and food loss – with a score above 75.

However, it struggled in public expenditure on agricultural research and development with 1.7 points, and affordability of food with 5.3 points, which were below the world average of 5.0 and 17.8 respectively.

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