Two-thirds reduction in world hunger since 1990 was in China; 56% of China reduction in 90's


SOFI 14 data:

66% of the reduction in the number of people undernourished since 1990 was in China

[AH math:]

China # undernourished: 1990-92 = 288.9; 2012-14 = 150.8

reduction: 288.9-150.8 = 138.1

World # undernourished: 1990-92 = 1014.5; 2012-14 = 805.3

reduction: 209.2

138.1 / 209.2 = 0.66 x 100 = 66%

56%of China's reduction in the number of people undernourished happened in the 1990s

[AH math:]

1990-92 = 288.9

2000-02 = 211.7

288.9-211.7 = 77.2

77.2 / 138.1 = 0.559 x 100 = 55.9%

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, "The State of Food Insecurity in the World: Strengthening the Enabling Environment," 2014, accessed October 22, 2014, http://www.fao.org/3/a-i4030e.pdf.

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