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Episode 182 December 6, 2018

Why, after years of decline, world hunger is rising again

From 2003 to 2014, the world hunger rate was on the decline, even though this was also a period when food prices were high. Now, data from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) shows that the global hunger rate has gone up again. But, strangely, food prices have actually come down. Harish Damodaran, the Indian Express’s rural affairs editor, explains the reason behind this and why we might need to look at food prices differently.


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Why, after years of decline, world hunger is rising againFrom 2003 to 2014, the world hunger rate was on the decline, even though this was also a period when food prices were high. Now, data from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) shows that the global hunger rate has gone up again. But, strangely, food prices have actually come down. Harish Damodaran, the Indian Express's rural affairs editor, explains the reason behind this and why we might need to look at food prices differently. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.