A country's reserves of a specific crop is an indicator of food security. A stocks-to-use ratio shows the relationship between stocks and usage. Lower stocks-to-use ratios indicate higher food insecurity.
Gro's Stocks-to-Use Ratio below shows the stocks-to-use across four major crops for countries in Africa. The darker colors indicate countries that are facing tighter supplies and higher risks of food insecurity. Negative values, meaning demand is greater than available supply, represent a critical food security issue. Where data is available, the calculation uses Gro's production forecast in place of the USDA's to calculate total ending stocks.
Explore the Africa Food Security Tracker below: