Assessing food security robustness in asia

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The enablers and disablers of food security
Policy and Trade

Does the trade and policy environment encourage open markets, investment and innovation?

Farm-Level

Do farmers in a given country have the capability and means to be productive over the longer term?

Environmental

Does the environmental capacity provide for long-term agricultural productivity and sustainability?

Demand and Price

How are food security needs likely to evolve in terms of quantity, affordability and access?

THE RBI

About the Rice Bowl Index
Measures how robust a country's capacity is to address the challenges of food security

Food security is complex, consisting of many components and interactions, and increasing agricultural productivity is not the only consideration for improving food security. There is general acceptance that there are four main dimensions of food security: availability, physical access, economic access and utilization.

The RBI tracks the main disablers and enablers of these four dimensions. It is an initiative designed to facilitate productive dialogue, collaboration and action between governments, the private sector and other key stakeholders in the area of food security. Rather than measuring a country’s current level of food security, the RBI assesses how robust a country’s capacity is to address the challenges of food security.

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Country Spotlights

Explore the 15 countries measured by the RBI
Australia

RBI Score: 66

Bangladesh

RBI Score: 32

China

RBI Score: 57

India

RBI Score: 45

Indonesia

RBI Score: 46

Japan

RBI Score: 66

South Korea

RBI Score: 64

Malaysia

RBI Score: 62

Myanmar

RBI Score: 32

New Zealand

RBI Score: 71

Pakistan

RBI Score: 32

Philippines

RBI Score: 46

Taiwan

RBI Score: 66

Thailand

RBI Score: 59

Vietnam

RBI Score: 57

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