Ethiopia ranks 123 in Oxfam’s “Good Enough to Eat” 2014 Food Index


De Birhan

January 15, 2014

Just top of one country; Chad, Ethiopia has ranked 123 of 125 countries on Oxfam’s “Good Enough to Eat” 2014 Food Index with an overall score of 49 and has been categorized as one of the ‘worst’ places to eat. In terms of undernourishment and children underweight as well, Ethiopia only topped four countries with scores of 52 and 64 respectively. In terms of affordability it fared better than many countries with an overall score of  34.  It also showed a better score  of 32 in food quality : diversity and access to water.

The Netherlands is the country with the most nutritious, plentiful and healthy food in the world ranking number 1. The United States and Japan failed to make it into the top 20.

Oxfam on its report stated,

Around the world, one in eight people go to bed hungry every night despite there being enough food for everyone. Overconsumption, misuse of resources and waste are common elements of a system that leaves hundreds of millions without enough to eat.

Oxfam, a global development organization, ranked the nations on the availability, quality and affordability of food and dietary health. Despite there being enough food Oxfam said the latest figures show 840 million people still go hungry every day.

To see the full listing and report, visit