Agricultural biodiversity and food security

In Connecting global priorities: biodiversity and human health: a state of knowledge review. (Romanelli, C. et al.)

The world’s population has increased from roughly2.5 billion people in 1950 to more than 7 billiontoday (USCB 2013) and is anticipated to exceed9 billion by 2050. This development, in parallelwith global affluence and associated dietary shifts(Alexandratos and Bruinsma 2012; Tilman et al.2011), has been accompanied by a parallel rise indemand for food and other agricultural products(Godfray et al. 2010). Food production is expectedto have to rise by a further 70–100% by 2050(Tilman et al. 2001; Foley et al. 2005; Green etal. 2005).

Authors:
Hodgkin, T., Hunter, D., Wood, S., Demers, N.
Pages:
p. 75-95
Publisher:
World Health Organisation; Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity
Publication Year:
2015
Publication Format:
PDF
ISBN 13:
978-92-4-150853-7
Language:
EN
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