In 2016, depth of the food deficit for Mali was 23 kilocalories per person per day. Between 1997 and 2016, depth of the food deficit of Mali was declining at a moderating rate to shrink from 117 kilocalories per person per day in 1997 to 23 kilocalories per person per day in 2016.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
The depth of the food deficit indicates how many calories would be needed to lift the undernourished from their status, everything else being constant. The average intensity of food deprivation of the undernourished, estimated as the difference between the average dietary energy requirement and the average dietary energy consumption of the undernourished population (food-deprived), is multiplied by the number of undernourished to provide an estimate of the total food deficit in the country, which is then normalized by the total population.