This interim report from the Food and Agriculture Association of the United Nations (FAO) offers "the latest forward assessment by the FAO of possible future developments in world food, nutrition and agriculture, including the crops, livestock, forestry and fisheries sectors." The full report will be completed in the first part of 2002. Some of the main findings of this report include that the 1995/1997 estimated incidence of undernourishment in developing countries was 790 million people, representing eighteen percent of these countries's populations, which is less than the 830 million in 1990/1992. The projected estimate for food demand for per caput food consumption (kcal/person/day) for different commodities will "grow significantly." In 2015, the world average is projected to approach 3,000 kcal, and in 2030, should exceed 30,000 kcal. Agriculture: Towards 2015/30 is available in its entirety online. However, each chapter must be downloaded separately in .pdf format.
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