Prohibitive cost of nutritious food

Other Names:
Prohibitive cost of healthy foods
Prohibitive cost of organically grown foodstuffs

In general, the poorer the country, the greater the impact of rising domestic food prices; this is reflected in the heavy burden of food purchases on the budgets of low-income families. Political violence, natural disasters and curfews can all exacerbate this problem with little or no notice at all.


In many developing countries, food accounts for 50 to 70% of consumer spending.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
28.10.2020 – 15:15 CET