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Trade and Environment Review 2013

Wake up before it is too late - Make Agriculture truly Sustainable now for Food Security in a Changing Climate

  • Author: UNCTAD
  • Publication date: December 2013
  • Page count: 340
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 13.II.D.7

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ISBN: 9789211128703
ISBN: 9789210541756

About the product

The 2013 report warns that continuing rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns must be treated as a collective crisis. Urgent and far-reaching action is needed before climate change begins to cause major disruptions to agriculture, especially in developing countries. The report cites a number of trends that collectively suggest a mounting crisis, including increasing food prices, increased fertilizer use, and a decline in the agriculture growth rate. But most important of all are the persistent problems with hunger, malnutrition, and access to food. Almost 1 billion people currently suffer from hunger, and another 1 billion are malnourished, even though current global agricultural production already provides sufficient calories to feed a population of 12 to 14 billion.