Who will feed the World? The production challenge

Author
Lucia Wegner, Gine Zwart
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Oxfam Publishing
Abstract
Against a background of increasing food insecurity, agriculture in developing countries must undergo a significant transformation in order to increase production and respond to climate change. It is estimated that feeding 8.2 billion people – an additional 1.4 billion – in 2030 would require raising overall food production by some 50 per cent between 2005/07 and 2030. Feeding a larger urban population in a context of increasing scarcity of land and water, while also adopting more sustainable production methods, is a daunting challenge. In Africa, where it is predicted that population levels will double during the same period, the challenge will be even more acute.
Topic
Agriculture, Development, Poverty, Science and Technology, Food, Famine
Political Geography
Africa