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FAO Data on Global Calories per day

As it happened for western nations from 1910 to 1960, so has that speed of development been happening for the last 50 years across the rest of the world. This chart is from UN data (FAO 2000a) and it shows that all the world has been increasing it's ability to feed itself for all our lives. Asia passed a comfortable 2700 calories 10 years ago. Even Sub-Saharan Africa's problem is that it has only increased calories per person per day slightly, from 2000 calories to 2200. Even that is still an increase, not a decrease.

© Roy Brander, P.Eng 2008