The Paradox of Hunger: Case Study of Pakistan

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: January 7, 2020


This paper briefly seeks to highlight the dichotomy between food waste and overall hunger indices in the developing world. Using a case study of Pakistan, where up to 40% of food goes to waste, particularly in public consumption, the paper stresses the need for more robust anti-poverty strategies that improve food recycling as a means of combating hunger, thereby mitigating the paradox of hunger in plenty.

Keywords: hunger, food waste, food consumption, developing countries, Pakistan

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., The Paradox of Hunger: Case Study of Pakistan (January 7, 2020). Available at SSRN:

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )


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