01 Oct Just growing more food won’t help to feed the world
The World Bank’s view that we need to grow 50% more food by 2050 to feed 9 billion people, while finding ways to reduce carbon emissions from agriculture at the same time, ignores one very simple fact – we already grow enough food for 10 billion people.
Richard Ewbank, Climate Resilience Adviser at Christian Aid, writes: The challenge of feeding the world cannot be met through increases in production – the answer lies in increasing the climate resilience of agriculture in ways that reverse the catastrophic environmental degradation of the last 50 years while also making production more efficient.
Read his full article here.
Read Christian Aid’s latest briefing Climate-Resilient Agriculture: what small-scale producers need to adapt to climate change