Handout 2_Food Insecurity

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Click to edit Master subtitle style  3/22/11 Reference: FAO Food Security report Pers 2002 - Spring 2011 The State of Food Insecurity in  the World
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 3/22/11 Definitions Food security  - exists when all people, at all times,  have physical, social and economic access to  sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their  dietary needs and food preferences for an active and  healthy life. Food insecurity  – exists when people do not have  adequate physical, social or economic access to food  as defined above. Undernourishment  – exists when caloric intake is  below the minimum dietary energy requirement 
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 3/22/11 Number of undernourished around world World Food Summit goal To reduce, between 1990-92 and 2015, the number of  undernourished people by half Millennium Development Goal 1 To halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who  suffer from hunger Sharp increase from 2009 – 2009 Due to high food prices and global economic crisis In 2009, estimated 1 023 million Declined by 9.6 percent in 2010 but remains  unacceptably high Total 925 million
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 3/22/11 Number of undernourished in the world
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 3/22/11 Proportion of undernourished in developing countries
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 3/22/11 Global cereal harvests Strong for past several years providing ample  supplies in 2009/2010 Food prices reflect supply level and remain below  their peak in 2008 However, prices still higher than pre-crisis levels in  many developing countries Negatively affects access to food by vulnerable populations
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 3/22/11 International cereal prices (benchmark monthly averages)
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 3/22/11 Undernourishment by region Majority of world’s undernourished in developing  countries Two-thirds live in just seven countries Bangladesh China Democratic Republic of the Congo Ethiopia India  Indonesia
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 3/22/11 Undernourishment in 2010, by region 
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 3/22/11 Undernourishment by region Asia and the Pacific Region with most undernourished 12 percent decline from 658 million in 2009 to 578 million in  2010 Region also expected to have most global improvement Sub-Saharan Africa Region with highest proportion of undernourished 30 percent in 2010 Progress varies widely at country level
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 3/22/11 Regional trend in number of undernourished
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 3/22/11 Regional trends in the proportion of undernourished
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 3/22/11 Countries in protracted crisis Twenty-two countries currently in protracted crisis  situations Protracted crisis situations is defined Environments which a significant proportion of population is  acutely vulnerable to death, disease and disruption of 
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course PERS 2002 taught by Professor Roman during the Spring '07 term at Georgia State.

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