• Last year the UK spent £80 per person
(£5 billion) on sweets and chocolate. How
much do you think we gave in aid to the
How much meat?
• On average, which of these
eats the most meat each year:
a Honduran woman, a
Guatemalan man or a US
• There are 358 billionaires in the world.
How many of the worlds poor would have
to club together to have as much money
as they do?
2.3 billion people
Money spent on clothes
• How much money did people in the UK
spend on clothes last year?
£27.8 billion. If we
spent as much on debt relief
as we do on clothes, we
could cancel the entire debt
owed by Africa to the UK in
• How many children under 14 are working
-10 million in Pakistan
Spending in restaurants
• How much did London lawyers spend in
restaurants in 1997?
What parts of the world are short of food?
are common in
parts of Asia
1 billion people in
the world suffer
die each day as a
result of hunger.
The effects of malnutrition
Malnutrition is when people have a poor diet which is lacking in
important nutrients such as carbohydrates or proteins.
What are the causes of poor food supply in LEDCs?
Drought caused by too little rain
and the mismanagement of water
supplies probably causes the
most hunger each year.
Poverty means in times of drought
people cannot buy food to stay
Lack of land available to farm.
Commercial farming reduced food
War can disrupt farming (planting
and working on land).
Poor transport = poor food supply.
Overgrazing = soil erosion.
Impacts of poor food supply
• More than 1 billion people suffer from serious hunger.
• Poverty and hunger go together.
• 40% of those hungry are subsistence farmers from the
poorest countries in the world.
Examples of poor food supply
• Sudan – 3 million people because of
• Tanzania – 800,000 because of