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FAO food supply report

FAO food supply report

A recent study by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) indicates that

Cambodia has the lowest average kilocalorie (kcal) availability per person per day

in all of East and South-East Asia. For the whole of Asia, only one other country

- Afghanistan at 1,710 - has a figure lower than Cambodia's, which is pegged at 1,980.

The figures given for other countries in the region in the report released in December

include: Malaysia (2,850), China (2,770), Vietnam (2,450), Thailand (2,330) and Laos

(2,100).

Food supply is highest in Denmark with 3,780 kcal available.

According to the FAO, more than 800 million people in developing countries are chronically

undernourished. In addition, some two billion people are estimated to be affected

by micro-nutrient deficiencies of vitamin A, iron and iodine.

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