(23 December 2020) Even without accounting for the economic, production, and other constraints of 2020 that have led to a rise in global food (especially grain and vegetable oil) prices to 6-year record levels, more than 1 billion people across 19 countries are 'highly' or 'extremely' vulnerable to food insecurity. Food price inflation poses the most direct threat to those countries dependent on imports of food.

Knoema's 1 billion+ estimate is, sadly, a floor. It is the minimum of what is a much larger potential range of food insecure given the lack of data for many African countries and poor real-time coverage at micro-geographic levels globally. 

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