We do not live in a food secure world. Globally, there are over one billion people who are live with chronic hunger, while there are more than one-billion overweight. By 2050, the world population will have grown from the current 6.8 billion to more than 9-billion, requiring an additional 70 percent increase in food production.
To meet the very real needs of food security, the Global Change Institute partnered with the Crawford Fund, the Doyle Foundation and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture to produce a series of policy briefs. The series, which explore the emerging issues in food security, was launched on the eve of World Food Day 2012, in the presence of the then Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency Penelope Wensley AC.
The partnership works to encourage new thinking in the design of international agricultural research and development and identify emerging trends in world food security that will affect the future research and policy agenda. The series of briefs will seek to inform and influence policy makers and others with interests and responsibilities in food security, agriculture and international development, as well as the development of future research programs.
Food from thought - Bread from stones (Download here)