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Undernourished

Undernourished population:
  • Persons whose food intake falls below the minimum requirement or whose food intake is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements continuously.
 
World food status as at July 2008:
  • An estimated 850 million people (or 13% of world population) are undernourished;
  • About 820 million of them live in developing countries;
  • The percentage of household income spent on food by the richest nations is 10% to 15% only, but reaches 70% to 80% of household income in the poorest nations;
  • Rises in food prices between 2005 and 2007 increased poverty by 3 percentage points on average, causing the total world poverty to grow by 73 million to 105 million people globally;
  • This threatens to add an additional 100 million people to those already suffering from hunger, bringing the undernourished to 14% of the total world population.
 
(data retrieved from: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization, World Bank)