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.
creating a sustainable food future
World Resources Report #1, "The Great Balancing Act."
Growing sustainable farming and food systems
Shows how ecologically based practices can generate profits, while contributing to broader goals of sustainable development.
Reveals that environmental damage threatens future world food production.
This is a joint study by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and World Resources Institute.
Agrobiodiversity and food security
Reveals the urgent need for action to incorporate biodiversity planning into agricultural development, and highlights effective practices and policies.
Reveals vital but overlooked ingredients for spreading innovative sustainable agriculture techniques -- mainly institutional collaboration, farmer participation, and political support.
The Public Health Risks
Brings together an extensive body of experimental and epidemiological research from around the world documenting the effects of widely used pesticides on the immune system and the attendant health risks.
Enhancing Environmental and Economic Performance in U.S. Agriculture
A comprehensive, empirically based analysis of U.S. agricultural sustainability. Uses agronomic and environmental data collected from 45 physical U.S. regions. A tool to assess the environmental and economic impacts of a broad range of policy options.
An assessment of the resource base that supports the global economy
Special focus on the spread of toxic wastes in the developed world and sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa.