Ethiopia - Depth of the food deficit

236 (Kcal per person per day) in 2016

In 2016, food deficit for Ethiopia was 236 kcal per person per day. Between 1997 and 2016, food deficit of Ethiopia was declining at a moderating rate to shrink from 580 kcal per person per day in 1997 to 236 kcal per person per day in 2016.

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The number of calories 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.