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undernourish

(ŭn′dər-nûr′ĭsh)
tr.v. undernour·ished, undernour·ishing, undernour·ishes
To provide with insufficient quantity or quality of nourishment to sustain proper health and growth.

un′der·nour′ish·ment n.
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'Increased agricultural productivity is essential for eradicating hunger and undernourishment. But food security is not where we stop.
Although southern Asia saw great progress over the last five years, at almost 15 per cent, it is still the subregion with the highest prevalence of undernourishment.
"The hunger and undernourishment trends taking place across Asia are simply unacceptable," said Dr.
class="p--heading-6Agricultural technologyThe nutrition data shows that harsh or unfavourable climatic conditions can no longer be an excuse for food insecurity as all the four countries with the lowest undernourishment prevalence in Africa are located in the Sahara Desert.
SAU's Prof Dr Mohammad Ismail and SRPO executive director Zahida Detho presented recommendations to government to address malnutrition of people and undernourishment of livestock for prosperity of the nation.
Dr Ali Nasir Bugti, the coordinator for Balochistan nutrition cell, said nearly 52 per cent children have reportedly become the victim of stunting as a result of severe undernourishment due to the drought-like situation in the province.
Dr Ali Nasir Bugti, the coordinator for Balochistan nutrition cell, in a recent news report said that nearly 52 per cent children have reportedly become the victim of stunting as result of severe undernourishment due to the drought-like situation in the province.
But undernourishment can also result in vitamin deficiencies.
The situation is worsening in South America and most regions of Africa, while the decreasing trend in undernourishment that characterized Asia seems to be slowing down significantly.
The highest number of undernourishment related deaths in infants and children are reported from Tharparkar.
This recent increase is largely due to the deterioration in the prevalence of undernourishment in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.
'The 5 percent fall in undernourishment accounts for both the benefits from price falls in some countries and costs from price rises in others,' the report said.