“Is Creating a sustainable food future possible?” The World Ressources Report

Feb 21, 2019
Sébastien Bouley

The World Resources Institutes produced this global report in partnership with the World Bank Group, United Nations (UN) Environment, UN Development Programme, and the French agricultural research agencies CIRAD and INRA. This synthesis report shows that creating a sustainable food future is still possible and offers a five-course menu of solutions to ensure we can feed nearly 10 billion peolpe by 2050 without increasing emissions, fueling deforestation or exacerbating poverty. Achieving these goals requires filling three great gaps by 2050:

  • the food gap between the amount of food produced in 2010 and the amount necessary to meet likely demand in 2050,
  • the land gap between  global agricultural land area in 2010 and the area required in 2050,
  • the greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation gap between the annual GHG emissions likely from agriculture and land-use change in 2050,

This report explores a 22-item “menu for a sustainable food future”. The researchers used a new model to estimate how three scenarios called “coordinated effort”, “highly ambitious”, and “breakthrough technologies” could close the three gaps.

To know more, you can consult the synthesis article at this link. The full report will be published in the spring of 2019.

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