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January 10th, 2018 / The Borlaug Blog, World Food Prize

Dr. Robert Mwanga, 2016 World Food Prize Laureate, writes:

“Innovations in food production” is a broad topic. These innovations are diverse and hold immense potential in addressing hunger in the world, but the main critical factors to significantly impact planet earth in the next decade must be considered first. We must immediately prioritize innovating factors likely to significantly impact the globe in the next decade. With the world population projected to increase from about 7.2 billion to 9.6 billion by 2050, it is these innovations that will help stabilize the balance of available resources on earth which have an impact on food production.

These critical innovations can roughly be grouped into:
increasing the quantity, and
quality of food and feed; and storing and processing to prevent loss.

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