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1 Chapter 14 World Hunger and Food Insecurity: Challenges and Opportunities Percentage population undernourished world map 2004-2006 Source: Food and Agriculture Organization
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2 “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2009” FAO World Hunger is Increasing (1.02 billion in 2009) High food prices Poorest, landless and female-headed households are the hardest hit Initial government policy responses have had limited effect High food prices can be an opportunity What is undernourished? By FAO standards, a person would consume fewer than calories required to perform the basic physiological functions and light physical activity (1700-1960 cal/day) What are the consequences of malnutrition? Infant mortality Vitamin A deficiency Iron deficiency Iodine deficiency Health related expenses Increased risk of conditions such as diarrhea, malaria, pneumonia Lost productivity
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3 Nutrient Deficiencies 33% of pre-school age children and 15% pregnant woman are Vitamin A deficient worldwide s 40% of preschool age children in Africa and parts of Asia
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