Lack of access to food can be due to two reasons: There is no food available, or food is available, but cannot be accessed by the deprived persons.
In the past, almost exclusive emphasis has been put on the overall availability of food.
Estimates indicate that more than 840 million people throughout the world are chronically undernourished-in spite of a record availability of food per capita in most countries and globally.
Nearly 40,000 children die due to malnutrition and its diseases every day.
It is the poor (both in the North and in the South) who are the victims.