Jarvis quoted in The Guardian

14 October, 2009 by (comments)

CIAT’s Andy Jarvis is quoted in the UK newspaper The Guardian.

Andy’s comments appear in the article How will the world feed itself in 40 years’ time?, which takes a look at the predictions for global population growth and climate change, and the implications for food security.

While parts of the article make for fairly grim reading, it also makes suggestions for harnessing some of the spare capacity in the world’s agricultural systems.




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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04639265958695262241 Jeremy

    There's spare capacity in the world's agricultural systems? And 1.02 billion people are chrinically hungry? Who knew?

  • Andy Jarvis

    Look at the yield gap – that is spare capacity in a nutshell. It isn't going to be easy, but society has to aim high. If we give up and put our heads in the sand it certainly will not help.