This World Food Day, Oct. 16, we stand at a crossroads to address global food security. There is heightened awareness that the climate is changing, and food and agriculture must do the same to feed the world, while protecting the planet. And yet, the global goal for achieving a hunger free-world by 2030 can't be achieved if we don't work together to take action on climate change, instead of simply talking about it.
Between now and 2050, the world faces two critical challenges. First we must feed a hungry planet, amid growing demand from a rising population. And secondly, we must do this while protecting our environment.
The statistics regarding the production and subsequent consumption of food on our planet are staggering. With climate change affecting ecosystems the world over, including already-stressed regions, food security is a problem that ...
Agro-ecology can provide a solution for global hunger and poverty, climate change, threats to biodiversity, and soil health.
In the past, efforts to feed the world focused on boosting agricultural output to produce more food, but today's challenges – including climate change – demand a new approach.