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World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future

Creating a Sustainable Food Future

Sustainably feeding nearly 10 billion people by 2050 is possible – but it will require significant innovation and investment by the public and private sector.

A Five-Course Menu of Solutions

By 2050, nearly 10 billion people will live on the planet. Can we produce enough food sustainably?

The synthesis report of the 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.

Creating a Sustainable Food Future has been produced by World Resources Institute in partnership with the World Bank, UN Environment, UN Development Programme, and the French agricultural research agencies CIRAD and INRA.

Creating A Sustainable Food Future

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Find the series of working papers and interim findings that set the foundation for this research here.

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