FAO: 70% more food needed by 2050

A paper published on Wednesday by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization emphasized that the world will need to produce 70 percent more food for an additional 2.3 billion people by 2050.

The FAO said the need to combat poverty and hunger, using scarce natural resources more efficiently and adapting to climate change are the main challenges facing the global food industry in the coming decades.

The FAO said there is a need for proper socioeconomic frameworks to address imbalances and inequities and ensure that everyone in the world has access to the food they need, and that food production is carried out in a way that reduces poverty and takes account of natural resource limitations.

Additional investment is needed to enhance access to food, or some 370 million people could still be hungry in 2050, said the FAO.

According to the latest UN projections, the world’s population will rise from 6.8 billion today to 9.1 billion in 2050, with nearly all of the population growth occurring in developing countries.

The UN has organized a High-Level Expert Forum in Rome from 12 to 13 October to discuss strategies on how to feed the world in 2050.

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