Agroforestry, diversification of crops with legumes and other practical measures must be scaled up to end hunger while meeting the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a global conference on the issue today.
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson will open the 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
Producing enough food to feed the world's growing population in the coming decades will be difficult — and climate change is due to make it even harder, a leading US researcher said on Tuesday.
A new research finds that the world will need 70% more food, as measured by calories, in order to feed a global population of 9.6bn in 2050. It is possible to close the food gap through improvements in the way people produce and consume food.
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Watch The Honourable Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson Open The 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change on the 3rd December 2013 at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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