Informing policy for long-term global food security

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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
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More than 820 million people in the world don't have enough to eat, while climate change and increasing competition for land and water are further raising concerns about the future balance between food demand and supply. The results of a new IIASA-led study can be used to benchmark global food security projections and inform policy analysis and public debate on the future of food.

Despite the fact that food supply has increased dramatically since the 1960s, the question of how to eradicate global hunger—one of the Sustainable Development Goals—and feed the growing world population in years to come, remains a major challenge. Climate change and increasing competition for land and water are further exacerbating the problem, making the need for effective policies to ensure global food security and a better understanding of the main driving forces of global hunger ever more urgent.

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