Foresight project: Global food and farming futures – launching November 2010
25 Aug 2010
The Global Food and Farming Futures project began in November 2008, seeking an answer to the question: "How can a future global population of 9 billion people all be fed healthily and sustainably?"
The project looks out to 2050, taking a global view of the food system, and considering issues of demand, production and supply as well as broader environmental issues.
The report, due to be published in November, aims to:
- Analyse the global food system including changing demand in countries around the world, changes in the production and processing of food, and changes in the supply chain. This will strengthen our understanding of the global uncertainties and interdependencies, and how they will play out in different parts of the world.
- Identify key drivers of change and investigate how they could interact to affect the food system and give rise to a broad range of uncertainties and impacts including conflict and migration.
- Consider how new science, policies and interventions could best address future challenges. The practicalities of realising those policies and interventions will be a key consideration.
Click here to go to the Global Food and Farming Futures website.
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