Asia | Watch: Fewer hungry children in Asia charted in graphs
Higher yields in agriculture are expected. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Higher yields in agriculture are expected. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Watch: Fewer hungry children in Asia charted in graphs

The prognosis points to a positive future, with higher yields in agriculture and fewer starving youngsters

Some 795 million people do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth, according to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).

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Asia is the continent with the most hungry people, and accounts for two thirds of the total.

While the situation remains alarming, the prognosis by the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures point at a positive future, with higher yields in agriculture and fewer hungry children.

Press the play button (below) to see how the food situation will improve in a number of Asian countries to the year 2060.

Yield in agriculture, Malnourished children

Calories per capita available, Malnourished children

Yield in agriculture, Infant mortality rate

Yield in agriculture, Calories per capita available

 

 

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