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Definition(s)

Food shortage occurs when food supplies within a bounded region do not provide the energy and nutrients needed by that region's population. Food shortage is most easily conceptualized as a production problem, but constraints on importation as well as storage can also cause or contribute to food shortage. (Source: UN University website)

In other languages

French
pénurie alimentaire
Russian
нехватка продовольствия
Spanish
escasez alimentaria
Chinese, Simplified
粮食短缺
Arabic
نقص غذائي

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