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Definition
Indicates how many calories would be needed for the undernourished to lift themselves from their status, everything else being constant. The average intensity of food deprivation of the undernourished, estimated as the difference between the average dietary energy requirement and the average dietary energy consumption of the undernourished population, is multiplied by the number of undernourished persons to provide an estimate of the total food deficitin the country, which is then normalized by the total population.

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Average dietary energy requirement Food supply, meat, total Food supply, milk (excl butter) Share of food expenditure of the poor

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