Nearly 30% of the world’s population suffer from some form of malnutrition. Find out more about hunger and the depletion of key food resources from the graphs below.
Human activities have degraded 15% of the world’s land - an area more than half the size of all the world’s forests put together.
In 1951, 95% of fish stocks were under-exploited. Now nearly a third are overfished.
Six of the world’s eight hungriest countries were in sub-Sarahan Africa at the end of the 1990s – with three quarters of Somalians going hungry. Food crises in Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe are adding to the continent’s woes.
Food is never distributed evenly. If there is not enough for the whole population, some still get enough, but those who are undernourished get even less than the national average - which is itself below the daily requirement.