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687. Top Pick Up Articles in FY2022

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As we approach the end of this year, today we would like to take a look back at the year 2022 with a ranking of the most popular PickUp articles published in FY2022.

~Top 10 most popular articles in FY2022~

1. World Population Prospects 2022: Reaching 8 Billion on November 15          
The United Nations released the "World Population Projections 2022" report on July 11, coinciding with World Population Day. The report predicts that the world population will reach 8 billion on November 15, 2022. The report states that reaching 8 billion people is both a cause for celebration and a call to find solutions to the challenges humanity will face in the future.

2. Three Major Farming Methods for Shrimp Imported to Japan
The Japanese love shrimp (here we refer to prawns), and in 2019 they consumed more than 230,000 tons of shrimp annually, making them the second largest consumer per capita in the world after the United States. According to government statistics, about 70% of the shrimp imported into Japan comes from Southeast and South Asian regions such as Vietnam and India.

3. World Population Day ー A Look at Population Trends in Countries Around the World 
Using data from the United Nations, we have created a dashboard that shows the population trends of countries and regions around the world. Click on a specific country or region on the map to see the population trend of that country or region from 1950 to 2100 in the chart below.

4. World Environment Day — Only One Earth
World Environment Day was established by the United Nations at the suggestion of Japan to commemorate the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in Sweden in 1972. This year marks exactly 50 years since the UN Conference on the Human Environment.

5. Sustainable Development Report 2022: SDGs Progress Falls for Second Consecutive Year   
SDG indicators declined further for the second year in a row. This is due not only to the new coronavirus pandemic, but also to multiple international crises related to health, climate, biodiversity, geopolitics, and military at the same time.

6. Heatwave Reported Around the World 
Recent studies indicate that the 2022 India-Pakistan heat wave, as well as the June 2021 heat wave episodes in northwestern North America, Siberia in 2020, and western Europe in 2019, are all likely due to anthropogenic climate change.

7. SOFI 2022: Repurposing Food and Agricultural Policies to Make Healthy Diets More Affordable
In 2021, 702 million people - 828 million people were estimated to be under the influence of hunger. Projections indicate that even in 2030, when the goal is to eliminate hunger, 670 million people, or 8% of the world's population, will face hunger.

8. World Food Price Trends-FAO Food Price Index Hits Record High 
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) food price index rose 12.6% in March 2022 from the previous month, reaching its highest level since 1990. The grain price index rose 17.1% from the previous month, reflecting higher world prices following export disruptions in Ukraine and Russia.

9. Mushroom Day
October 15 is designated as "Mushroom Day" in Japan, the U.S., Canada, Australia, and other countries to promote the usefulness and use of mushrooms among consumers.

10. The 2022 Global Report on Food Crises
The report reported that in 2021, 193 million people in 53 countries and territories faced an urgent food security crisis, an increase of 40 million people from the previous year, and expressed concern that the food security crisis has risen over the past six years.


Contributors: KANAMORI Norihito (Information and Public Relations Office), IIYAMA Miyuki (Information Program)


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