In 2016 the number of chronically undernourished people in the world is estimated to have increased to 815 million, up from 777 million in 2015, although still down from about 900 million in 2000. Current methods are not making a difference.
This 2016 UN report looks at the unprecedented double challenge to eradicate hunger and poverty and to stabilize the global climate before it is too late. Small scale organic food does not worsen the world problem of climate change.
According to this 2013 report an estimated 2.5 billion people who manage 500 million smallholder farm households provide over 80 per cent of the food consumed in much of the developing world, particularly Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.