Panel discussion with John McDermott - IFPRI; Christel Cederberg - Chalmers University, Gothemburg; Kostas Stamoulis - FAO; Margaret Kroma - ICRAF; Jim Sumberg - University of Sussex; Madelene Ostwald - Chalmers University and Olla Möller - Sida. Moderator: Johan L Kuylenstierna - SEI Stockholm
Presented by Jim Sumberg - Institute of Development Studies – IDS. University of Sussex, UK - at Agri4D 2015
Presented by Christel Cederberg - Department of Energy and Environment. Chalmers University - Gothenburg at Agri4D 2015
Are we ready to meet the world’s increasing food demand over the coming decades? Some people are doubtful of how we are going to feed 2.4 billion more people when no extra land is available and degradation of existing farmland is widespread.
Presented by John McDermot, IFPRI, at Agri4D 2015.
In spite of increasing growth rates in global food production during the past 20 years, hunger and undernutrition continues to plague a large share of the world’s population. The number of people suffering from chronic hunger has recently been assessed by the FAO to close to 850 million. According to the WHO, more than 2 billion people suffer from ‘hidden hunger’ (micronutrient deficiencies).