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Table for 10 Billion Podcast: Why Is Hunger Growing?


There are now more than 7 billion people on Earth. By 2050, there will be more than 10 billion– and all of them will need to eat every day. Today, nearly a billion people are undernourished despite the fact that there is more than enough to feed everybody. This month’s episode looks at the basic problems of food security as we try to understand why hunger went from generally decreasing to growing for the last six years–long before the economic downturn caused by COVID-19.

Jason Fields is joined by Hanane Ahmed, a senior agriculture economist, and Christopher Ian Brett, a lead agribusiness specialist, both of whom work for the World Bank.

HOST: Jason Fields

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