Theories Of Population Growth

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The current global situation regarding the global population and food production is that there is in fact enough people to feed everyone but there is still 815 million people starving in the world. By 2050 people will have to produce 50 percent more food globally to feed everyone. World hunger is still affecting about 11% of the population globally. From 2015 to 2016 itself world hunger and undernourished people has increased by 777 million to 815 million in 2016. The two major school concerning population growth both have aspects that can be considered correct and incorrect. The two major thoughts are pessimistic and optimistic side.

The pessimistic side are called Neo-Malthusians which are people who believe that population will cause unsustainable
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Some argue that Boserup 's theory in which she said that cultivation increases with population but this is not fully convincing for example in India the unemployment levels are increasing in the agriculture area, this unemployment is disguised as traditional southeast asian agricultural economies which do not recognize that and do not fully absorb the population growth. Although there might be people who argue with the Boserup theory there is also factors that support the theory. There is also evidence supporting the Boserup Theory like the green revolution which was a development in technology specifically it was the introduction of higher yielding plants and fertilizers in developing countries which began in Mexico in 1940 and was later introduced to India, SouthEast Asia, Latin America and the Middle…show more content…
Specifically this essay looked over the Malthusian theory which is the pessimistic opinion and the Boserup Theory which is the optimistic opinion. Both theories have evidence that support and argue against them. The malthusian theory which can be questioned by how relevant it is to the world today and the Boserup theory and how it also may not be correct with certain countries today. To understand the food sustainability and to be able to predict the future of food production globally it is important to understand both the pessimistic and optimistic side and contrast them and find what statements are supported the most. Personally I agree slightly more with the pessimistic side in general when talking about the population growth and what effect it will have on the world. Although there is certain points that I agree with from the optimistic side as well like the idea that technology can be improved and used to create a sustainable amount of food for everyone. There is no way to prove either schools of thought as fully incorrect or
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