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
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.