World hunger keeps on decreasing


What if we were actually on the right track to solve world hunger ? The UN FAO has published a report recently stating that there are 200 million hungry people less than in 1990, all this while global population increased.

Of course, climate change poses a serious problem as if it continued on its current tracks, rising temperatures would revert all the progress of the past decades. Luckily, we seem to be more and more aware of this and are thus acting accordingly.

Critical in helping the poor of Africa and Asia is enabling them to conserve and keep their food production cold as a lot of the production is wasted for the lack of refrigeration. Luckily, some great entrepreneurs are working on solutions to this problem. I shall get back to it soon.

But let’s get back to the topic at hand, hunger. To New Kerala, quoting the UN report :

The number of hungry people in the world decreased by 216 million in the last 25 years, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Wednesday.

The undernourished population dropped from over 1 billion in the period from 1990 to 1992 to about 795 million in 2014 to 2016, according to the “State of Food Insecurity Report 2015” released here by FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and the World Food Programme (WFP).

In the same period, the prevalence of undernourishment dropped from 18.6 percent to 10.9 percent globally, and from 23.3 percent to 12.9 percent in developing countries.

 

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