Diet Risks in Resource Rich Countries

Please cite the paper as:
Morteza Asadi, (2016), Diet Risks in Resource Rich Countries, World Economics Association (WEA) Conferences, No. 2 2016, Food and Justice, 5th November to 15th December 2016


Following contribution of A.K. Sen on Hunger and Public Action (1989) and G. Otero on Neo Liberal Diet Risk (2015), it makes sense to examine their applications for resource rich countries with special consideration to oil based economies. A modified index is introduced to compare diet risk index (DRI) ranking of countries with current risk indices published by EIU, FAO, WHO. The main objective of the extended risk indices is to find out the sources of food insecurity in higher income countries in developing and developed countries and introduce a basic diet risk categorization. It would pave the way for public actions by policy makers in these countries. The methodology used in this paper is based on descriptive statistical analysis and quantitative indexing method as well .The macro cross section data provided by FAO is utilized for statistical analysis and indexation tool. This study examined the correlation of components of risk factors. It shows a positive correlation of diet risk with obesity, export and import dependency and urbanization in resource rich countries.

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  • Norma Helen Juárrez says:

    Interesting, I would like read the complete report and have more clear your findings. Please send me more information.

    Kind regards from México

  • Pedro Abel Vieira says:

    Dear MOrteza

    What do you suggest for high risk countries?

  • Armando Fornazier says:

    Dear Morteza Asadi. What proposals could be used to reduce food dependence on external markets? For example, could these countries encourage local food production to reduce food insecurity? I think it is interesting this discussion between buy and produce. You could develop more about it.