Presentation on theme: "Hunger Around the World. 842 million people in the world do not have enough to eat. This number has fallen by 17 percent since 1990. (The World Food Programme)"— Presentation transcript:
842 million people in the world do not have enough to eat. This number has fallen by 17 percent since 1990. (The World Food Programme)
Women make up 43% of the agriculture workforce in developing countries, but their yields are 20-30% lower than men’s. This is because women have less access to land, improved seeds, fertilizers, and equipment than men. (The World Food Programme)
Giving women farmers more resources could reduce the number of hungry people in the world by 100-150 million people.
Over half of people suffering from hunger in the world live in Asia (553 million people). About one quarter live in Africa (227 million people).
There is enough food produced in the world to feed everyone.
People mainly suffer hunger because of lack of access to food. War, poor roads, unfair trade policies and high food prices limit their access to the food that is produced.
A typical ration for one adult for one day—as outlined by the World Health Organization—includes: 450 grams of cereal 50 grams of pulses 50 grams of oil 5 grams of iodized salt.