Food production for 9 Billion People?

04/11/2011 / Kaj

How will 9 billion people be able to eat without undermining the very basis for food production? A seminar in Stockholm on the 7th of November will take on the grand challenge of Global Food Security, in the context of a growing population and diminishing natural resources, a challenge that the Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI) refers to as “the 21st Century Food and Farming Challenge”.

Watch the seminar live on Monday, November 7th from 10:00 CET

Agriculture covers 40% of the earth’s total ice-free land area, accounts for 70% of global fresh water use, emits more greenhouse gases than any other human activity, employs 3/4 of the world’s poorest people and feeds all of us. It is the key foundation of human civilization and it is also where most of our present day development problems such as poverty, hunger, environmental degradation and climate change converge.

Read more Jonathan Foley, together with SEI’s Executive Director Johan Rockström and others, is co-author of the article “Solutions for a Cultivated Planet”, published in Nature on the 12th of October.  See also the interview with Johan Rockström about his new book – The Big Denial

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