FARE 1300 Lecture Notes - Sub-Saharan Africa

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distribution of available calories across households (looking at low income vs high income, based on surveys) Cut-off point: lowest acceptable per-capita availability of calories (what is the lowest amount someone needs to just meet their needs: this is done every year for every country in the world, problems: data availability/quality (the info is mainly provided by governments, so it is highly political. intra-household distribution of food (perhaps the food is allocated unfairly in the households themselves) Key trends y levels of malnourishment: number of people, percentage of the population y global hunger index (ghi, elements: prevalence of underweight in children under five years of age. mortality rate in children under five years of age: values: 30. 0+: extremely alarming: **see charts/graphs on pdf y food production y real food prices y number of undernourished people globally, 1969-2010: s n o i l l i.

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