Food distribution gaps by worldwide region 2011-2022

This statistic provides estimates and projections of food distribution gaps worldwide by region from 2011 to 2022. "Distribution gap" means the difference between projected food availability and the food needed to increase consumption in food-deficit income groups within individual countries to meet the recommended nutritional target. In 2011, the estimated food distribution gap was 4.5 million tons in Asia.

Estimates and projections of food distribution gaps worldwide from 2011 to 2022 (in million tons)*

AsiaLatin America and the CaribbeanNorth AfricaSub-Saharan AfricaTotal
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Source

Release date

July 2012

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2011 and 2012

Special properties

76 lower income countries

Supplementary notes

* The 76 countries included in this report are lower income countries that are or have been receiving food aid and are experiencing or have experienced food insecurity.
The distribution gap: the difference between projected food availability and the food needed to increase consumption in food-deficit income groups within individual countries to meet the recommended nutritional target. This measure focuses on the groups whose consumption is estimated to be below the nutritional target.

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