Despite being heavily reliant on food imports, Sri Lanka has been ranked the first in South Asian region on the recently published Global Food Security Index 2017. With a rank of 67, Sri Lanka are well ahead of regional peers India and Pakistan who are ranked at 74 and 77 respectively.
The Global Food Security Index considers the core issues of affordability, availability, and quality across a set of 113 countries. Sri Lanka has scored an impressive 100% on 'nutritional standards' and a rating of 96% on 'food safety'.
Here we take a look at Sri Lanka's performance in 2017 with regard to food security as researched by the intelligence unit of the 'The Economist' magazine.