Giving Compass’ Take:
• TriplePundit explores how the population growth over the next few decades will increase, what it means for our food supply and why agricultural leaders across the globe must rise to the challenge.
• The biggest takeaway is about the importance of sustainability: How are we innovating agriculture practices and training farmers to prepare for the high demands of the future? There is no time to waste.
• Learn about a small seed changing agriculture in West Africa.
The CEO of one of the nation’s leading food and agriculture companies, Land O’Lakes, Chris Policinski, has an important message for us: “To move the planet forward, farmers must lead the charge. But they cannot do it alone. Coordinated action on sustainability across the food supply chains is the only way to achieve lasting progress.”
Some background: The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat in the 2017 revision of the World Population Prospects (the 25th version of this report) says the current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100. More than 80 million people are added to the world’s population each year. One of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to end poverty and hunger — how we achieve this will depend in large measure on the success of growers in the USA and many other lands.
Read the full article about large population growth and how it will affect agriculture at TriplePundit.
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