(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1982)

Document title

Counting the hungry: world patterns of undernutrition

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Information upon the extent of world hunger is available in four World Food Surveys covering the period 1934-38 to 1972-74. There are problems in interpreting changes in the extent of the problem over this period due to changes in the methods of measurement and new views on the role of protein. It is possible to calculate whether countries had a deficit or a surplus in relation to requirements for 1934-38, 1961-63 and 1975-77. It is also possible to estimate the proportion of the population undernourished in individual countries in 1975-77. Overall there appears to have been some improvement in the world situation in the post-war period although parts of Africa and South Asia have had declines in consumption in the last two decades.


Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie Rotterdam

Editor :

Millesime : 1982, vol. 73, no2 [pp. 66-79]

Bibliographic references : 13 réf.



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