WK6_Population

Population and water access in bangladesh bangladeshs

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Unformatted text preview: s Food Insecurity World Grain Production During 1970-2006, world grain production doubled, but grain per person did not increase Growth in world grain production is not expected to keep pace with the world population increase So did Malthus get it wrong? Is it indeed the case that the world is not going to be overcome by rampant growth of the human population? Can we be confident that there will be sufficient food and other resources to sustain the population? The biotechnology revolution promises substantial increases in agricultural productivity. Poverty • • • Most common cause of undernutrition and malnutrition More common in rural areas Difficult problem to solve In developing countries there is an interrelationship between population, poverty, and environmental decay, which is called Trap of Underdevelopment. Poverty Population growth Environmental degradation The Trap of Underdevelopment…a Multistage Theory 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Traditional society Preconditions for takeoff Take-off Drive to maturity Age of High mass consumption (Walt Rostow) 1. Historical Precursors We first need to place the situation in a historical context and recall that most of today’s developing countries were only a half century ago the colonial dependencies of European powers. After World War II the established powers began to grant independence to their prior c...
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