“Famine” sounds like an old fashioned word. There were famine stories in the Bible, although more recently famines have occurred in war-torn parts of Africa.
Unfortunately it’s a real risk, not very far from home. Follow the link below to this article from the Guardian newspaper, in the UK.
Trees That Feed Foundation is hurrying to plant trees there, to reforest and provide a sustainable food supply. But from the sound of it, more is needed!