Table II.

Some important facts and figures about crop yields and population

19611993
Population (billions)35.5 (1.85-fold)
Cropland (Mha)1,3401,450 (1.1-fold)
Average/capita food production  (Kcals/d)2,2352,699
Protein/capita (gm/d)6271
Malnourished (millions)917 (35%)839 (21%)
Food prices (%)10047
Cereal yields (%)100196