Food Shortages

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), food insecurity is a major global concern today, as 1 billion people are suffering from starvation, undernutrition, and malnutrition. The United Nations also estimates that about 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes. This equates to one person every four seconds; sadly, it is children who die most often. About 75 percent of African countries are at high or extreme risk of unrest and famine stemming from food shortages and rising prices.

Scope of the Global Food Shortage

Food shortages would exacerbate the already significant problems of hunger and malnutrition. Food production is only one determinant of food shortage, but it is a crucial one. It is obviously critical on the global level but ...

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