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)
Broader: food securityfoodLEO Thesaurus
Concept URI: http://www.informea.org/terms/food-shortage
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