Maps & Data
The two downloadable datasets provide background information and context to findings in the Working Paper, "Indicators of Sustainable Agriculture: A Scoping Analysis.
Creating a Sustainable Food Future: Improving Productivity and Environmental Performance of Aquaculture
We examine the implications of doubling aquaculture production between now and 2050, and offer recommendations to ensure that aquaculture growth contributes to a sustainable food future.
Read the full report here.
Improving Productivity and Environmental Performance of Aquaculture, Installment 5 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future, explores the potential role of fish farming, i.e., aquaculture in meeting global fish demand in 2050. This chart reveals aquaculture’s growth from 1950-2050, globally, and projects that aquaculture production will need to more than double by midcentury.
How can the world feed more than 9 billion people in 2050 in a manner that advances development and reduces pressure on the environment?
Even if all food produced in 2009 were evenly distributed to all people in 2050, the world would still need 974 more calories per person per day.
The United Nations projects that world population will rise from just over 7 billion in 2012 to nearly 9.6 billion by 2050.
We examination the role of four improved land and water management practices and the effect they could have on smallholder crop yields and livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa. We also provide a series of recommendations for how to scale up these practices.
How can the world feed more than 9 billion people by 2050 in a manner that advances economic development and reduces pressure on the environment? Answering it requires a “great balancing act” of three needs—each of which must be met simultaneously.
About 24 percent of all calories currently produced for human consumption are lost or wasted. We examine the implications of this amount of loss and waste, profiles a number of approaches for reducing it, and puts forth five recommendations for how to move forward on this issue.
How can the world feed more than 9 billion people by 2050 in a manner that advances economic development and reduces pressure on the environment? This is one of the paramount questions the world faces over the next four decades.
World Resources Report #1, "The Great Balancing Act."