A Menu of Solutions to Feed Nearly 10 Billion People by 2050 (Final Report)by , , , and -
By 2050, nearly 10 billion people will live on the planet. Can we produce enough food sustainably? World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future shows that it is possible – but there is no silver bullet. This report offers a five-course menu of solutions to ensure we can feed everyone without increasing emissions, fueling deforestation or exacerbating poverty. Intensive research and modeling examining the nexus of the food system, economic development, and the environment show why each of the 22 items on the menu is important and quantifies how far each solution can get us.
A Menu of Solutions to Feed Nearly 10 Billion People by 2050 (Synthesis Report)by , , , , and -
The result of multiple years of research and modeling, the synthesis report of World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future shows there is no silver bullet to sustainably feeding 10 billion people by 2050. How we produce and eat food will need an overhaul.
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Elevenby , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and -
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Tenby and -
Installment 10 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future proposes a definition for lands with low environmental opportunity cost. From there, it offers recommendations for how new cropland expansion can be directed toward these low opportunity cost lands.
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Nineby and -
What is the role of bioenergy in a sustainable food future? The answer must recognize the intense global competition for land, and that any dedicated use of land for bioenergy inherently comes at the cost of not using that land for food, feed, or sustained carbon storage.
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Eightby , , , and -
A sustainable food future will require reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture even as the world produces substantially more food. The production of rice, the staple crop for the majority of the world’s population, emits large quantities of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Sevenby , and -
The world needs to close a 69 percent gap between the crops produced in 2006 and the crops the world is on a course to need by 2050.
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Sixby , and -
Quantifiable indicators of the environmental sustainability of agriculture—by which we mean minimizing the environmental impacts of agriculture—are an important tool for helping move the world toward a sustainable food future.
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Fiveby , , , , , , and -
Fish—including finfish and shellfish—are an important item in the human food basket, contributing 17 percent of the global animal-based protein supply in 2010. They are an especially valuable food source in developing countries, where more than 75 percent of the world’s fish consumption occurs.
A menu of solutions to sustainably feed more than 9 billion people by 2050by , , , , , , and -
The world’s agricultural system faces a great balancing act. To meet different human needs, by 2050 it must simultaneously produce far more food for a population expected to reach about 9.6 billion, provide economic opportunities for the hundreds of millions of rural poor who