Agriculture, Food and Beverage

Global hunger fell for decades, but it's rising again

A newly emerged crop stands in a field on a farm near Chinchilla, 250 km (155 miles) west of Brisbane October 30, 2011. With a surge of popular support for measures ranging from more regulation to an outright ban on drilling, the coal-seam gas industry, an industry spreading rapidly across the Australian landscape, faces the prospect of project delays, higher costs and even blockades that have already succeeded in delaying drilling. Picture taken October 30, 2011. To match Insight AUSTRALIA-GAS/   REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS POLITICS AGRICULTURE) - RTR2U35E

Almost 690 million people in the world were undernourished in 2019. Image: REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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The number of undernourished people in the world continued to increase in 2019.
Almost 690 million people in the world are estimated to have been undernourished in 2019. Image: UN FAO

What is the World Economic Forum doing to help ensure global food security?

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The FAO report enables readers to visualize hunger patterns through an interactive world map. Image: UN FAO
How the COVID-19 pandemic may affect hunger in the world: Three scenarios.
Much will depend on the eventual impact of COVID-19 on hunger. Image: UN FAO
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