How would changing your diet change these environmental impacts?

Use the Planet-Based Diets Impact & Action Calculator to see what changes you can make to your diet to help reduce the impacts on the environment in your country

Beta Version Numbers generated from the Impact & Action Calculator may differ slightly to numbers in the National Impacts data, as they are based on dynamic calculations of total food groups, rather than subsets within a food group. The Current Diet food ratios are used so the variance is greater for other diets.
01 Select a country
🇲🇼 Malawi
02 Select a diet

03 Select the foods you want to eat

Optimal Calorie Range
Food type VS Current VS NDG Calories p/week
Grains
6,332kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
6,331.86 Calories p/week
Fruit & Vegetables
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663kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
662.57 Calories p/week
Roots & Tubers
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2,073kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
2,072.75 Calories p/week
Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
1,598kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
1,597.72 Calories p/week
Red Meat
218kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
217.57 Calories p/week
Fish
38kcal
Vs Current
↑ 1% Vs NDG
38.36 Calories p/week
Poultry
25kcal
Vs Current
↓ -1% Vs NDG
24.77 Calories p/week
Dairy
55kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
55.04 Calories p/week
Eggs
27kcal
Vs Current
↓ -2% Vs NDG
27.33 Calories p/week
Fats & Oils
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673kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
673.1 Calories p/week
Sugar
564kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
563.56 Calories p/week
Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
19kcal
Vs Current
↓ -7% Vs NDG
18.55 Calories p/week
Alcohol
108kcal
Vs Current
Vs NDG
108.16 Calories p/week

Total Calories

12,391.34 kcals per/week 1,770.191 kcals per/day
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04 The impacts this diet would have if it was adopted by everyone in Malawi

Impact type Impact breakdown Total

Biodiversity Loss

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 27.32% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 4.49% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 3.63% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 5.45% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0.001 sp.yr
  • 34.99% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.29% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.07% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 13.33% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.05% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 6.53% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.19% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.48% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Biodiversity Loss: 0 sp.yr
  • 0.31% of total
0.01 sp.yr
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GHG Emissions

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 10.32 Mt CO2eq
  • 51.88% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 0.96 Mt CO2eq
  • 4.61% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 2.43 Mt CO2eq
  • 10.46% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 0.66 Mt CO2eq
  • 2.77% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 3.14 Mt CO2eq
  • 15.09% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 0.17 Mt CO2eq
  • 0.81% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 0.15 Mt CO2eq
  • 0.70% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 0.2 Mt CO2eq
  • 1.03% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 0.08 Mt CO2eq
  • 0.42% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 0.39 Mt CO2eq
  • 2.06% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 0.59 Mt CO2eq
  • 3.09% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 0.09 Mt CO2eq
  • 0.49% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • GHG Emissions: 0.31 Mt CO2eq
  • 1.59% of total
19 Mt CO2eq
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Cropland Use

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 1,137 000 hectares
  • 77.88% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 103 000 hectares
  • 6.63% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 377 000 hectares
  • 19.51% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 340 000 hectares
  • 15.30% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 162 000 hectares
  • 7.04% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 2 000 hectares
  • 0.07% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 18 000 hectares
  • 0.78% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 17 000 hectares
  • 0.76% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 11 000 hectares
  • 0.47% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 132 000 hectares
  • 5.62% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 45 000 hectares
  • 1.89% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 60 000 hectares
  • 2.50% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Cropland Use: 47 000 hectares
  • 1.93% of total
2,450 000 hectares
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Grazing Land Use

  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Grazing Land Use: 1,350 000 hectares
  • 23.60% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Grazing Land Use: 233 000 hectares
  • 14.71% of total
1,585 000 hectares
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Water Use

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.7 km3
  • 54.16% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.16 km3
  • 11.47% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.01 km3
  • 0.84% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.28 km3
  • 16.58% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.11 km3
  • 6.57% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.01 km3
  • 0.59% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.01 km3
  • 0.57% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.04 km3
  • 2.74% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.01 km3
  • 0.66% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.02 km3
  • 1.55% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0.14 km3
  • 9.48% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0 km3
  • 0.20% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Water Use: 0 km3
  • 0.13% of total
2 km3
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Eutrophication

  • Food Type: Grains
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 26.12 000t PO43-eq
  • 46.74% of total
  • Food Type: Fruit & Vegetables
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 3.89 000t PO43-eq
  • 6.53% of total
  • Food Type: Roots & Tubers
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 6.04 000t PO43-eq
  • 9.23% of total
  • Food Type: Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 4.18 000t PO43-eq
  • 6.05% of total
  • Food Type: Red Meat
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 13.52 000t PO43-eq
  • 21.54% of total
  • Food Type: Fish
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 1.34 000t PO43-eq
  • 2.09% of total
  • Food Type: Poultry
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 0.71 000t PO43-eq
  • 1.11% of total
  • Food Type: Dairy
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 0.66 000t PO43-eq
  • 1.12% of total
  • Food Type: Eggs
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 0.37 000t PO43-eq
  • 0.62% of total
  • Food Type: Fats & Oils
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 1.41 000t PO43-eq
  • 2.37% of total
  • Food Type: Sugar
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 1.14 000t PO43-eq
  • 1.92% of total
  • Food Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Spices
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 0.35 000t PO43-eq
  • 0.59% of total
  • Food Type: Alcohol
  • Calories: NaN kcal
  • Eutrophication Potential: 0.59 000t PO43-eq
  • 0.98% of total
65 000t PO43-eq
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