chapter  5
18 Pages

Producing more or wasting less? Bracing the food security challenge of unpredictable rainfall

ByJan Lundqvist

ABSTRACT: A dramatic jump in the number of undernourished people around 2007/08 and conclusion at the World Food Summit, November 2009, to increase food production by 70% to 2050 are put in context. By the time decisions about a massive increase in production were in print, figures revealed that global food production had never been more impressive. Paradoxically, undernourishment increased alongside increases in production for an extensive period.