Future of Food and Agriculture

With the world population predicted to grow to 10bn people by 2050, the demand for food is increasing at a time when climate change is making agriculture ever more unpredictable. This report looks at how farmers are adapting, minimising their environmental impact, and doing more with less

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International attention has turned to deforestation in the country’s rich savannah

Precision farming techniques are being scaled down to be usable and affordable

About a third of the variation in annual production of maize, wheat, rice and soyabeans is because of changes in rainfall and temperature

There will be 2.5bn more people on the planet by 2050

Urban farming could produce 180m tonnes of food globally, according to researchers

Women owe growing role to conflict or technology but rights still missing for some

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