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2015 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics by WHES

2015 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics by WHES
2015 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics World Hunger Education Service (Also see World Child Hunger Facts) This fact sheet is divided into the following sections: Hunger concepts and definitions Hunger is a term which has three meanings (Oxford English Dictionary 1971) the uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of food; craving appetite. World hunger refers to the second definition, aggregated to the world level. Malnutrition/undernutrition is a general term that indicates a lack of some or all nutritional elements necessary for human health (Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia). There are two basic types of malnutrition. The second type of malnutrition, also very important, is micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) deficiency. Take a two-question hunger quiz on this section Number of hungry people in the world Undernourishment around the world, 1990-2 to 2012-4 Number of undernourished and prevalence (%) of undernourishment Progress in reducing the number of hungry people Stunting Iron

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Lesson Plan - Just Say "Know" to World Hunger Purpose: The learners will analyze what it means to be hungry, why people are hungry around the world, and what they can do. They define vocabulary, explore some statistics through a simulation, and come to a consensus on an organization to partner with for a fundraising project. Duration: Three 45-Minute Class Periods Objectives:

Hunger Statistics Every year, authors, journalists, teachers, researchers, schoolchildren and students ask us for statistics about hunger and malnutrition. To help answer these questions, we've compiled a list of useful facts and figures on world hunger. Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. Food waste in developing countries The issue of food waste was in the news last week, after a report from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers showed that up to 50% of the world’s food is wasted. We usually look at this from our own perspective, the amount we throw away as households and the behaviour of supermarkets. We feel guilty about this because, we say to ourselves, people in other parts of the world are starving. This may be true, but a lot of food gets wasted in developing countries too. India loses 21 million tonnes of wheat every year, and parts of Vietnam waste as much as 80% of the rice harvest.

7 challenges for 7 billion Updated Thu 3 Nov 2011, 9:36am AEDT This week the world's population ticked over to 7 billion. By 2050 that number is expected to grow to 9 billion. World Vision Mobile People love to give sheep. One healthy ewe gives highly nutritious milk for essential protein, vitamins, and minerals, plus plenty of wool to knit warm sweaters and blankets. Sheep often give birth to twins or triplets, which can be sold for income or bred to produce a whole flock of woolly grazers. Plus, sheep's milk is up to twice as rich as cow's milk in nutrients like protein, calcium, and B vitamins that growing kids need. It's a wonderful way to share the love of Jeses, the lamb of God.

Your Project - Google Science Fair Bibliography and References Youtube Video Links For any extra information about the project please check out our Google+ or Youtube accounts! References Ref 1: Baset Mia M.A., Shansuddin Z.H. and Mahmood M. (2010). ‘Effects of rhizobia and plant growth promoting bacteria inoculation on germination and seedling vigor of lowland rice’. 10 Ways To Feed The World WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran outlines a ten-point strategy for ending hunger at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Copyright: WFP/Jennifer Mizgata. A week after progress on ending global hunger came under a spotlight at the Millennium Development Goal Summit, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran reiterated that a world without hunger is within reach and mapped out 10 key strategies for achieving it.

Infographic: Feeding the World in 2050 - Blogs 27 Feb 2013 view larger version Irish President, Michael D. Higgins, has described the challenge of feeding the world in 2050 as “the greatest moral problem facing us all.” This new IIEA infographic explores some headline statistics which reveal the sheer scale of the future challenge and the depth of current global inequalities.

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