The State of Food and Agriculture 2000

Lessons from the Past 50 Years

The close of a millennium is an opportune time for studying the past with a view to seeking lessons for the future. So in addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, this year’s edition of The State of Food and Agriculture includes a special chapter that reflects on humankind’s achievements and failures in fighting poverty and hunger over the past half-century - a theme that stimulates both historic and prospective thought