Global Hunger Index 2012
Twenty countries still have levels of hunger that are "alarming" or "extremely alarming". Among the world's regions, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa continue to have the highest levels of hunger. These results represent extreme suffering for millions of poor people. It is important to note that the GHI scores present country averages: even in countries classified as having "moderate" or "serious" hunger, there can be areas where the situation is "alarming". The GHI report focuses particulary on the issues of how to ensure sustainable food security under conditions of water, land, and energy stress. This report describes the evidence on land, water and energy scarcity in developing countries and offers two visions of a future global food system.