by Victoria A. Beard, Anjali Mahendra and Michael I. Westphal - October 2016
Cities are growing differently today than before. As much as 70 percent of people in emerging cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America is under-served. Furthermore, cities face challenges in four areas:
- Highest rates of urbanization are in sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast ...
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Elevenby Janet Ranganathan, Daniel Vennard, Richard Waite, Brian Lipinski, Tim Searchinger, Patrice Dumas, Agneta Forslund, Hervé Guyomard, Stéphane Manceron, Elodie Marajo-Petitzon, Chantal Le Mouël, Petr Havlik, Mario Herrero, Xin Zhang, Stefan Wirsenius, Fabien Ramos, Xiaoyuan Yan, Michael Phillips and Rattanawan Mungkung - April 2016
Installment 11 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future shows that for people who consume high amounts of meat and dairy, shifting to diets with a greater share of plant-based foods could significantly reduce agriculture’s pressure on the environment. It introduces a...
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Tenby Craig Hanson and Tim Searchinger - October 2015
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 any new cropland expansion can be directed toward these lands.
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Nineby Tim Searchinger and Ralph Heimlich - January 2015
Installment 9 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future shows that any dedicated use of land for growing bioenergy inherently comes at the cost of not using that land for growing food or animal feed, or for storing carbon.
It recommends several policy changes to...
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Eightby Tim Searchinger, Tapan K. Adhya, Bruce Linquist, Reiner Wassmann and Xiaoyuan Yan - December 2014
Installment 8 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future explores the potential to improve water management in rice production in order to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas...
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Sevenby Tim Searchinger, Craig Hanson and Jean-Marc Lacape, Le Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) - July 2014
Installment 7 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future explores improvements in crop breeding that have the potential to boost yields, including marker-assisted breeding,...
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Sixby Katie Reytar, Craig Hanson and Norbert Henninger - June 2014
Installment 6 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future explores the methods and analysis of a scoping exercise to identify a preliminary list of indicators related to...
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Fiveby Richard Waite, Malcolm Beveridge, Randall Brummett, Nuttapon Chaiyawannakarn, Sadasivam Kaushik, Rattanawan Mungkung, Supawat Nawapakpilai and Michael Phillips - June 2014
Installment 5 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future explores the potential role of aquaculture in meeting global fish demand in 2050, finding that aquaculture production...
A menu of solutions to sustainably feed more than 9 billion people by 2050by Tim Searchinger, Craig Hanson, Janet Ranganathan, Brian Lipinski, Richard Waite, Robert Winterbottom, Ayesha Dinshaw and Ralph Heimlich - December 2013
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 depend on...
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Fourby Robert Winterbottom, Chris Reij, Dennis Garrity, Jerry Glover, Debbie Hellums, Mike McGahuey and Sara Scherr - October 2013
In this working paper, Installment 4 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future, we examine the role of four improved land and water management practices and the effect they...