In 2026, there will be much less hungry in the world, and that is something to celebrate. The reason for this is not that we will produce more food, however. And yes it is getting cheaper.
The US Department of Agriculture examined the figures of the cost of food in countries with lower income and intermediate in the world, who are also responsible for the majority of world hunger.In these countries, cereal usually represent the bulk of the diet – and the price of grain should fall quite in these next ten years. At the same time, many of these countries are predicting modest increases in the income of the population.
Putting these things, the simultaneous drop in prices and increase in income means that the number of hungry people will generally fall 60% over the next decade. Thus, in 2026, only 6% of the world population will suffer hunger, instead of 17% now .
As the fall of world hunger is something great, have a large number of people dependent on little food for any diet is a problem. This leaves all these people incredibly vulnerable to failures in the harvest. Or, if grain prices suddenly begin to rise, not only the gains will be lost, but it can also be an increase in the number of hungry people. Also, eating only certain kinds of food – almost only cereals – may mean that these people do not have access to all the vitamins they need.
The decline in hunger in the next decade is something to celebrate, but to improve things we really need to go much further than simply watch the prices fall grains