Best of the old and the new: a way forward for the food security dilemma?

Jill Gready

“The challenge of assuring global food security for the world’s increasing population — estimated to reach 9 billion by 2050 — has been much discussed. Many solutions have been proffered, but most are from limited perspectives and often represent vested interests of some sort — economic, political, or academic. Many are variations of doing better what has been done before, such as improved agricultural technology and farming practices, minimising waste, making more efficient use of resources (for example, water, land, fertilisers), or negotiating effective trade agreements to manage supply and demand …”