Food security and fast population growth
Global meat consumption is forecast to double by 2050, while providing food for as many as 9.1 billion people is going to become a challenge for the inhabitants of our planet. We should therefore seek solutions which will enable easier access to food generally speaking, as well as help change eating habits, so that people consume less meat, which is available in smaller and smaller supply, and eat more cereals, fruit and vegetables.
Access to food is becoming difficult, while global population is rising
Fast population growth is accompanied by rising incomes in the developing countries. The industrialization in India, China and Southeast Asia follows in the footsteps of such countries as Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. What is worrying is the widening gap between the developed counties, inhabited by 4% of the global population, and the populous countries experiencing a phase of fast development. This is important from the perspective of the use of global natural resources and food.
Coping with limited food supply
Taking a closer look at the issue, we might spot more and more frequent limitations of agricultural produce supply. Both the developed and the developing countries suffer from a deficit of arable farmland and water, which is indispensable for growing corps. This is bound to result in lower production.
In order to improve the efficiency of agricultural production well, it is vital to act on the global and on the local level. National authorities, farmers and consumers all have their roles to play in the process. Food security in the world depends on the attitude and actions of all market participants in the world.