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New Web page on low income food-deficit countries now online

13/10/2003 - 

A new Web page listing the world’s low-income food-deficit countries with links to the relevant country profile is now online.

The list of low-income food-deficit countries (LIFDCs) was developed by FAO in the late 1970s to assist in analysing and discussing food security issues. LIFDCs are currently defined as nations with a per capita net income lower than that which the World Bank uses to determine eligibility for International Development Association (IDA) assistance, and with a negative trade balance in cereals averaged over the previous five years.

The page also provides relevant links to international organizations that produce their own groupings on countries with low-income economies, least-developed countries and landlocked developing countries.