Tajikistan climbed from 93rd in 2019 to rank 83rd among 113 nations in Global Food Security Index (GFSI) in 2021.

Tajikistan obtained 51.6 scores last year that allowed it to keep place in the “moderate performance” category. 

Tajikistan is the last among Central Asian nations.

Kazakhstan with 69.2 scores ranks 41st and Uzbekistan with 53.8 scores ranks 78th.

Meanwhile, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan have not been assessed.  

The Global Food Security Index (GFSI) considers the issues of food affordability, availability, quality and safety, and natural resources and resilience across a set of 113 countries.  The index is a dynamic quantitative and qualitative benchmarking model constructed from 58 unique indicators that measure the drivers of food security across both developing and developed countries.

Ireland takes top spot in the 2021 GFSI.  

Austria and the United Kingdom made up the rest of the top three, with Finland, Switzerland, and The Netherlands all also performing well in the rankings.

Malawi  with 37.3 scores, Sudan (37.1), Mozambique (35.9), Yemen (35.7) and   Burundi (34.1) are at the bottom of the ranking.

This edition of the GFSI incorporates the "Natural Resources and Resilience" category into the main index. This category assesses a country’s exposure to the impacts of a changing climate; its susceptibility to natural resource risks; and how the country is adapting to these risks, all of which impact the incidence of food insecurity in a country. The category was first introduced into the GFSI in 2017 as an adjustment factor and, given its increasing importance, has been mainstreamed for the first time this year.

The 2021 GFSI is the tenth edition of the index.  Economist Impact updates the model annually to capture year-on-year changes in structural factors impacting food security.