We don’t need to double world food production by 2050 – here’s why

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Posted by admin | Posted in Agri Knowledge, Agri Sci, Food Security | Posted on 15-04-2017

New research challenges the assumption that world food production must double by 2050 to keep up with demand. The authors call for more focus on conservation through measures such as these diverse winter cover crops planted on a Pennsylvania dairy farm. Mitch Hunter, Author provided

Mitch Hunter, Pennsylvania State University

For decades, American agriculture has been a paragon of productivity, churning out record crops at a steady clip. We have exported both our farm products and our way of farming around the world, and global production has risen relentlessly.

Yet now there is concern that even this is not enough. The United Nations projects that the global population will increase from 7.3 billion in 2015 to 9.7 billion in 2050. This growth will be concentrated in the world’s poorest countries, where standards of living are set to rise rapidly, increasing demand for resource-intensive meat and dairy products. Together, these trends are heightening fears that the world’s cupboards may run bare in the coming decades. Read the rest of this entry »

Organic farming matters – just not in the way you think

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Posted by admin | Posted in Agri Knowledge, Farming, Food Security | Posted on 15-03-2017

Looks good, tastes good, but can it feed the world?

Verena Seufert, University of British Columbia and Navin Ramankutty, University of British Columbia

Is organic agriculture the solution to our global food system challenges? That’s been the premise and promise of the organic movement since its origins in the 1920s: farming that’s healthy, ecological, and socially just.

Many people – from consumers and farmers to scientists and international organisations – believe that organic agriculture can produce enough nutritious food to feed the world without destroying the environment, while being more resilient to climate change and improving the livelihoods of farmers.

But as with many important issues of our time, there are more passionate opinions about organic agriculture than there is scientific evidence to support them. And there’s nothing black or white about organic agriculture. Read the rest of this entry »

Agri Consultants without Borders

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Posted by admin | Posted in Agri Sci | Posted on 10-05-2016

We are the Agricultural Consultants Without Borders, an international voluntary group dedicated to bring about change in approach and sharing of knowledge in the diverse field of Agriculture, bringing in synergy with the other co-operating professions encompassing livestock, aquaculture, healthy ecosystems, public health and food security, sustainable development. as we say “the advent of Civilization depended on Agriculture and so is its future”……. Read the rest of this entry »