Feeding the world: The top 100 questions for global agriculture

by cbishop — last modified Dec 16, 2010 10:15 AM

November 24, 2010

Anticipating a world population of 9 billion people by 2050, global agriculture faces the daunting challenge of increasing food production by 70 to 100 percent in the next four decades, without significantly increasing prices.

To better focus on the overwhelming task at hand, a multidisciplinary team of 55 agricultural and food experts from the world’s major agricultural organizations, scientific societies and academic institutions recently identified the top 100 questions that must be answered to achieve such a dramatic increase in global food production. Among this group was Thomas P. Tomich, director of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis.

Those 100 key questions for the future of global food production appear this month in the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, available online at http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?tabid=503.

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