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Empowering small-scale farmers and providing them better access to information, markets and technologies is key to ensuring future food security. Photo: FAO
Business-as-usual not an option with future global food security in jeopardy, cautions UN agency
Warning that diminishing natural resources and a changing climate have put humankind’s future ability to feed itself “in jeopardy,” the United Nations underlined today that while the planet still has the potential to produce enough food, “major transformations” are needed to make production sustainable and to ensure that all of humanity benefits.
In The Future of Food and Agriculture: Trends and Challenges report, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) highlights that while “very real and significant” progress in reducing hunger has been achieved over the past 30 years, these have often come at a heavy cost to nature.
“Almost half of the forests that once covered the…
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