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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
More common in rural
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.
5. Traditional society
Preconditions for takeoff
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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