Thursday, 26 May 2011

Multiple stresses will limit the world’s ability to meet growing food demand

Across fisheries, crops, and livestock, the global availability of food will be under further stress due not only to climate factors. Agricultural production is currently expanding around the world as a result of increases in living standards in developing countries, particularly in Asia, but also because of sustained global population growth. These trends will continue alongside climate stresses that sap more and more agricultural productivity, causing price increases across key foodstuffs like wheat to potentially triple by 2050.

A young boy eats locally grown rice in Banaue.
Photo Credit VJ Villafranca/IRIN,

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