The increasing global population between 1950 and 2018. Source: authors’ own editing, based on the database of FAOSTAT, 2020 (FAO 2020a). Globally, population was three times more in 2018 than it was in 1950 (an increase from 2.5 billion to 7.6 billion). In Asia, the growth exceeded the global increase (3.3 times more in 2018 compared to 1950), while in Africa, the growth was more than fivefold compared to 1950. The population growth in the same period was only 1.3 times more in Europe and 2.9 times more in the Americas.

  Part of: Fróna D, Szenderák J, Harangi-Rákos M (2021) Economic effects of climate change on global agricultural production. Nature Conservation 44: 117-139.