Global hunger, declining Posted by jfleck on 8 January 2016, 9:59 pm Globally, people without enough food to eat. Courtesy FAO
Those figures are hard to believe with all of the droughts causing famine in underdeveloped areas of the world.
You raise an interesting question.
The drought/famine problem can be extreme, but it’s relatively localized in its effects against a background of continuous and quite dramatic increases in agricultural productivity overall. So overall conditions are improving, even as famine strikes individual very poor countries.