Feeding a larger population on a warmer planet

January 29, 2011 • Climate Change & Mitigation, Farming Practices, Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Joe Bish for this article from the Post Carbon Institute’s Energy Bulletin.

At a recent event hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington D.C., Mark Rosegrant, Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division, said, “Income and population growth drive food prices higher, putting pressure on our food system.” And climate change adds more pressure to these already big challenges. “We can expect to see more extreme events – more floods, more droughts, more shocks to agriculture,” noted Sherman Robinson from the United Kingdom’s Foresight Programme on Global Food and Farming Futures Project. There is, therefore, an urgent need to manage these challenges in a more sustainable way.

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The full report can be downloaded at http://www.ifpri.org/publication/food-security-farming-and-climate-change-2050

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