Foods and Developing Countries

  • Mohammad U. H. Joardder
  • Mahadi Hasan Masud


Food is one of the primary necessities of human. Consumption of any kind of food is not sufficient unless it ensures required nutrition. Safe food is indispensable for humans. The quantity of this highly valuable bounty is not uniformly distributed across the globe. Similar to having low per capita income and low urbanization growth, developing countries produce a relatively lower amount of food than developed countries do. People in developing countries encounter acute hunger on a daily basis. On the other hand, significant loss of food takes place throughout the world. However, the prime causes of food waste vary through countries. A significant amount of food is being wasted at the consumer level in developed countries. On the other hand, postharvest loss accounts for the maximum wastage of food in developing countries. In this chapter, the socioeconomic status of both developed and developing countries has been discussed extensively. Especially, the availability of food in developing countries has been focused in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad U. H. Joardder
    • 1
  • Mahadi Hasan Masud
    • 1
  1. 1.Rajshahi University of Engineering & TechnologyRajshahiBangladesh

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