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December 13th, 2018 / ISAAA, US

A new report from the World Resources Institute The says that there is no silver bullet in producing enough food sustainably, but it offers a five-course menu of solutions to ensure feeding everyone without increasing emissions, fueling deforestation, or exacerbating poverty. WRI estimates that feeding the world sustainably while reducing agricultural land use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 will mean the whole world –

1: reducing demand by cutting food loss and waste, eating less beef and lamb, using crops for food and feed rather than biofuels, and reducing population growth by achieving replacement fertility levels;
2: increasing crop and livestock productivity to higher than historical levels, but on the same land area;
3: stopping deforestation, restoring peatlands and degraded land, and linking yield gains to the protection of natural landscapes;
4:improving aquaculture and managing wild fisheries more effectively; and
5: using innovative technologies and farming methods that lower agricultural GHG emissions. Read more