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Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake up before it is too late - Make Agriculture truly Sustainable now for Food Security in a Changing Climate

Release Date: December, 2013
ISBN 13: 9789211128703
Sales Number: 13.II.D.7
340 page(s), 8.25x11.5
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: United Nations, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

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The 2013 report warns that continuing rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns must be treated as a collective crisis. Urgent and far-reaching action is needed before climate change begins to cause major disruptions to agriculture, especially in developing countries. The report cites a number of trends that collectively suggest a mounting crisis, including increasing food prices, increased fertilizer use, and a decline in the agriculture growth rate. But most important of all are the persistent problems with hunger, malnutrition, and access to food. Almost 1 billion people currently suffer from hunger, and another 1 billion are malnourished, even though current global agricultural production already provides sufficient calories to feed a population of 12 to 14 billion.

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