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Understanding Food Production to Address Malnutrition

253_FoodThe Poultry Site – The FAO ahead of World Food Day announced that the diversity of food and food production methods is the answer to the under nutrition and micronutrient deficiencies affecting the world’s populations,
The report shows that the cost of malnutrition, through lost productivity and healthcare, could be as high as five per cent of global income.
Other revealing figures are laid out in the group’s World Food Day paper which communicates a simple ethos: Healthy People Depend on Healthy Food Systems.
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Achieving the New Vision for Agriculture: New Models for Action

3. AchivinWorld Economic Forum – To feed 9 billion people by 2050, the world will need to adopt new strategies aimed at sustainably increasing agricultural production. Meeting this challenge will require significant increases in investment, innovation and collaboration among all stakeholders.The World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture serves as a platform to build collaboration among stakeholders to achieve a vision of agriculture as a driver of food security, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity.

In the past three years, governments, business, farmers and civil society organizations have embraced and begun to implement this vision at global, regional and country levels.This report outlines the progress to date of partnerships catalysed by the New Vision for Agriculture, and the key challenges and next steps that must be addressed to realize the full potential of the multistakeholder partnership

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Global impacts of changes in land use to be studied

GlobalBy Elton Alisson
Agência FAPESP – The availability of arable land and land suitable for cattle-raising is expected to decrease globally in coming decades at the same time that it will be necessary to increase food production to meet growing global demand and to improve conservation and the sustainability of non-renewable resources, which are essential to meeting this goal.

A group of researchers from different countries, including Brazil, will begin a series of collaborative studies aimed at increasing understanding and producing scientific knowledge needed to meet these three concurrent and interrelated global challenges……..

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Source and Photos: FAPESP, 23 January 2013
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Food Production: 29% of GHG Emissions

Fapesp1The Poultry Site – Feeding the world releases up to 17,000 megatonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, according to analysis by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
But while the emissions “footprint” of food production needs to be reduced, a companion policy brief by CCAFS lays out how climate change will require a complete recalibration of where specific crops are grown and livestock are raised.

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Source: The Poultry Site, November 22nd, 2012.
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