The world population has increased 50 percent over the last half century alone. That is a staggering 3 billion more mouths to feed. Despite a serious backlash during the last year, never before have so many had food to eat. And never before have so many suffered from being overweight and obese. Both under nourishment and over eating are increasing.
Agriculture will face significant challenges in the 21st century, largely due to the need to increase global food supply under the declining availability of soil and water resources and increasing threats from climate change.
This publication highlights the significance of the seed and new crop technologies. It captures the experiences of three key developments in Indian agriculture that sustained growth in agriculture, contributed to increased food production and the alleviation of poverty and hunger.
Until recently, most assessments of the impact of climate change on the food and agriculture sector have focused on the implications for production and global supply of food, with less
consideration of other components of the food chain. This paper takes a broader view and explores the multiple effects that global warming and climate change could have on food
This paper is a compilation of example principles, frameworks and tools already in use in the conservation community which may be applied to bioenergy production to identify and reduce environmental as well as socio-economic risks and promote opportunties.
Sustainable management of land, the scarcest resource in the country, is a must to ensure security of food, water and energy but the development policies of the country was never focused on this sector, the speakers said.