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UN: farmers must produce 70% more food by 2050 to feed population

December 8, 2011

Full Article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/nov/28/un-farmers-produce-food-population

The United Nations has completed the first global assessment of the state of the planet’s land resources, finding in a report that a quarter of all farmland is highly degraded and warning the trend must be reversed if the world’s growing population is to be fed.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that farmers will have to produce 70% more food by 2050 to meet the needs of the world’s expected 9-billion-strong population. That amounts to 1bn tonnes more wheat, rice and other cereals and 200m more tonnes of beef and other livestock.

Full Article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/nov/28/un-farmers-produce-food-population

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