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Depth of the food deficit

(Kcal per person per day)

Haiti is the top country by food deficit in the world. As of 2016, food deficit in Haiti was 546 kcal per person per day. The top 5 countries also includes Zambia, Central African Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Namibia.

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What is food deficit?

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.

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