What Causes World Hunger?
Poverty is the main cause of hunger in the world. This is true in rich and poor countries alike. It is true no matter whether people live in urban or rural areas. Most people who are hungry are living in extreme poverty, defined as income of $1.25 per day or less.
They have a huge effect on crops and livestock.
Natural disasters such as floods, tropical storms and long periods of drought are on the increase
Natural disasters such as floods, tropical storms and long periods of drought are on the increase -- with calamitous consequences for the hungry poor in developing countries.
Drought is one of the most common causes of food shortages in the world.