According to a recent global forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), by the end of the next decade food security could deteriorate in some of the world's poorest countries.
The USDA says that by 2023 the number of food-insecure people is likely to increase by nearly 23 percent to 868 million (at a slightly faster rate than projected population growth of 16 percent).
The USDA's Economic Research Service focused on 76 low- and middle-income countries classified by the World Bank as being on food aid, experiencing food insecurity, or as having experienced it.
In countries most likely to see a significant rise in the number of food-insecure people, such as Malawi and Uganda, the production and import of food will not be able to keep pace with population growth.
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