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Feeding 9 Billion People: Can We Do It?

Feeding 9 Billion People: Can We Do It?

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Feeding 9 Billion People: Can We Do It?

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  1. Feeding 9 Billion People: Can We Do It? By Dan Berry

  2. The Food Insecure • FAO: Food and Agriculture Administration • “food insecure” means chronically undernourished • 800 million food insecure worldwide in 2000

  3. Growing the Food • Per capita daily food calories available since 1950: growth from 2420 kcal to 2808 kcal. • Growth lead by: improvements in fertilizer, land use Data from Food and Agricultural Organization

  4. Trying to Grow the Food • LDC’s represent the vast majority of projected increase in food demand • LDC’s hindered by lack of infrastructure and water supply

  5. Benin Burkina Faso Burundi Chad DR Congo Ethiopia Madagascar Mali Niger Somalia Mauritania Liberia Uganda Angola Congo Eritrea Iraq Afghanistan Yemen Projected growth rates of over 1.8% per year 13 of 19: national apparent consumption under 2,500 kcal/day/person The 19 Fastest Growing Populations

  6. Global Scenarios in 2025 • 1.) Standard projection • 830m hungry with decline of 280m • 2.) Food prices fall by 10% • 567m food insecure • 3.) Food prices rise by 10% • 1.27b food insecure

  7. Conclusion • The majority of the world will have plenty of food in 2050 • The poorest 10% will be in trouble • Water supply, global warming, and food prices will be crucial