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TITLE: The future of food and agriculture : trends and challenges.
DESCRIPTION: xii, 163 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-163).
NOTES: Cause for hope and concern -- Trends. Population growth, urbanization and ageing -- Global economic growth, investment, trade and food prices -- Competition for natural resources -- Climate change -- Agricultural productivity and innovation -- Transboundary pests and diseases -- Conflicts, crises and natural disasters -- Poverty, inequality and food insecurity -- Nutrition and health -- Structural change and employment -- Migration and agriculture -- Changing food systems -- Food losses and waste -- Governance for food and nutrition security -- Development finance -- Challenges. Sustainability improving agricultural productivity to meet increasing demand -- Ensuring a sustainable natural resource base -- Addressing climate change and intensification of natural hazards -- Eradicating extreme poverty and reducing inequality -- Ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition -- Making food systems more efficient, inclusive and resilient -- Improving income earning opportunities in rural areas and addressing the root causes of migration --
NOTES: Building resilience to protracted crises, disasters and conflicts -- Preventing transboundary and emerging agriculture and food system threats -- Addressing the need for coherent and effective national and international governance -- Annex. International frameworks of relevance to FAO's work and mandates."The purpose of this report is to increase understanding of the nature of the challenges that agriculture and food systems are facing now and will face into the 21st century. Its analysis of 15 global trends provides insights into what is at stake and what needs to be done. Most of the trends are strongly interdependent and, combined, inform a set of 10 challenges to achieving food security and nutrition for all and making agriculture sustainable. 'Business-as-
NOTES: usual' is not an option. Major transformations in agricultural systems, rural economies and natural resource management will be needed if we are to realize the full potential of food and agriculture to ensure a secure and healthy future for all people and the entire pl
ELEC. ACCESS: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,
ELEC. ACCESS: 20180418
SUBJECT: Food crops.--Alternative agriculture.
SUBJECT: Agricultural and state--Environmental aspects
SUBJECT: Agriculture and state--Environmental aspects.
ADDED ENTRY: (OCoLC)fst00930761

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