The world hunger problem: Countries affected by hunger

The map below shows the world hunger problem by showing the prevalence of undernourishment in each country. Prevalence of undernourishment is measured by the share of a country's total population that is undernourished. The higher the prevalence, the more widespread the problem. To help analyse and monitor progress, five prevalence categroies have been established and are shown to the right of this text.

The 5 prevalence categories used in the problem map

The 5 prevalence categories used in the problem map below.
Prevalence of undernourishment in the world.  (Source: Food and agricultural Organisation of the UN - http://www.fao.org/FOCUS/E/SOFI/under-e.htm)

The following links allow you to compare individual countries' national statistics, to try and draw conclusions about why particular countries have a hunger problem and why others don't and what charactorizes a country that has a low or high prevalence value.

Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Brazil
Canada
China
Eritrea
Ethiopia
France
Germany
India
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Mali
Mexico
Mozambique
Niger
North Korea
Russia
Rwanda
Ukraine
United Kingdom

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