World resources report 2013–2014: creating a sustainable food future
The world will need 70 percent more food, as measured by calories, in order to feed a global population of 9.6 billion people in 2050 finds this new report by UNEP, UNDP, WRI and the World Bank. Also provides solutions to close the food gap by reducing excessive consumption.
New research presents solutions to meet the world's growing food needs, while advancing economic development and environmental sustainability. The analysis finds that the world will need 70 percent more food, as measured by calories, in order to feed a global population of 9.6 billion people in 2050.
It is possible to close the food gap, while creating a more productive and healthy environment through improvements in the way people produce and consume food. The findings are being unveiled in the new interim report of the World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future, produced by the WRI, UNDP, UNEP, and the World Bank.