Dominican Republic

GDP Current US$ 68,103 millions (2015)
GDP per capita Current US$ 6,468 (2015)
Agriculture, value added Percentage of GDP 5.79% (2015)
Population
10.77 millions
Geographic distribution
20.2%
79.8%
Poberty
17.9%
19.3%
Subalimentación
12.3%
The right to food in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic explicitly recognizes the right to food in its Political Constitution of 2010. It notes in Article 61 the right to health, which declares that the State must ensure the health of all people, access to drinking water and "improvement to nutrition”. Article 54 for Food security complements this, it positions the State as the provider of the means necessary for the production of food and agricultural raw materials, to increase productivity and ensure food security.

FNS
Milestones

 Access

Relates to the way that people obtain food, both physically and economically, be it trade, self-production, access to markets, income increase due to programs and other social protection instruments, and direct food aid

 Availability

Refers to the provision, supply or stock of food, i.e. it relates to the "supply", food production, production infrastructure, inputs and food production chains, and national and international net trade.

Food availability by food group (kCal/day/person)

 Utilization

It's the influence of food quality on the nutritional status of individuals and their health. This includes hygiene; sanitation; quality and food safety; nutritional information; and the way the body uses the nutrients.

Obesity (BMI>=30) rate (%) in adults (+18 years)

 Stability

It's the consolidation of the other three dimensions of food and nutrition security over time, ie "for everyone at all times." Thus, it considers the capacity to react to unforeseen political, economic and social crisis and natural disasters that may change the conditions of the other dimensions, creating risk and vulnerability.

Ratio of food imports and exports

Highlighted interventions

 Commerce

Refers to the exchange of food and agricultural goods considered in chapters 01 through 24 of the harmonized system, that contributes to consolidate the status of the four food and nutrition security dimensions.

Evolution of agri-food trade