Consequences of Uneven Development and Issues of World Hunger
World food production (Green Revolution): At the moment, we can afford to feed the world’s
• New crop strains, mechanization, fertilizers, conversion of land to cultivation are all
factors which increase the amount of food that the world can produce.
As a result, at the global level, there is no food shortage.
• The problem is: There is a distribution issue among the countries with food supply.
• Despite this, 800 million people go hungry.
• Much of the population is concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
With global population continuing to grow, the food problem looks to be more serious.
The basic caloric requirements: minimum of 1800 calories per person per day.
• Occupation, age, gender, physical size, climate; they all affect the number of calories