Kuwait most ‘secure’ country for food security among Arab nations

Kuwait claims 26th spot out of 113 nations in 2017

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 16, (KUNA): Kuwait ranks first in the Arab region in a global ranking of how well countries can feed their own people, a group of food security specialists revealed. Food security in Kuwait is not limited to adequate supply, rather, salubrity and food freshness are among factors taken into account in efforts to grant the populace unlimited access to food. In separate statements to KUNA on Tuesday, a number of food security experts pointed out that concrete steps the Kuwaiti government has taken to address food security has paid ultimate dividends, which has made the country the Arab region’s most food secure nation in 2014 and 2017.

Meanwhile, on a global scale of food security, Kuwait claimed the 26th spot out of 113 nations in 2017, according to research carried out by the “Economist Intelligence Unit”, a British business providing forecasting and advisory services through research and analysis.

Addressing this issue, Kuwait’s Minister of Information Mohammad Al-Jabri, who presides over the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR), attributed the country’s food security to foolproof plans the government has set. He cited the World Health Organization’s (WHO) comprehensive definition of food security, which stresses the hygiene, safety and wholesomeness of the food consumed.

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