Huffpost Green

UN: Sustainable Food Production Needed To Feed World

Posted: Updated:
AP File

GENEVA -- The United Nations says world food production must increase by up to 100 percent by 2050 and focus on greener methods to sustain an expected 9 billion population.

The U.N.'s annual World Economic and Social Survey says governments must help small-scale farms thrive to keep people fed and reduce environmental harm. The the average size farm in Africa and Asia is 1.6 hectares (2.47 acres).

The survey released Tuesday said the 2007-2008 food crisis and higher food prices this year "revealed deep structural problems in the global food system" that contribute to a warmer climate and polluted land and water.

It says two-thirds of 925 million people undernourished now live in just seven countries: Bangladesh, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia and Pakistan.

Around the Web

U.N. says food production may fall 25 percent by 2050 | Reuters

Global Food Production May Be Hurt as Climate Shifts, UN ...

UN calls for greener food production to feed world in 2050

UN calls for greener food production to feed world

Invest in agriculture to tackle food crisis in East Africa, says IFAD

World needs $1.9 trln a year for green technology: UN

Situation in Global Agriculture 'Continues to Worsen,' Jim Rogers Says

Agriculture Output Must Grow 70% to Meet World Demand, UN Says

From Our Partners