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Creating a Sustainable Food Future

Wetting and Drying: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Saving Water from Rice Production

Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Eight

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...

Improving Productivity and Environmental Performance of Aquaculture

Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Five

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...

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Creating a Sustainable Food Future: Interim Findings

A menu of solutions to sustainably feed more than 9 billion people by 2050

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...

Achieving Replacement Level Fertility

Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Three

The United Nations projects that world population will rise from just over 7 billion in 2012 to nearly 9.6 billion by 2050. This paper examines the nature of the population challenge globally, the effect of population growth on food demand in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the potential benefits―in...

Reducing Food Loss and Waste

Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Two

About 24 percent of all calories currently produced for human consumption are lost or wasted. This paper examines 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. "...

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