The Five Step Plan to Feed the World – National Geographic


Originally posted on NextGenAfricanFarmers:

By 2050 we’ll need to feed 2 billion more people….

So doing my normal rounds of research on the internet and stumbled on this really interesting article I thought I’d share. So here is a summary of the article….

According to the article, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet. The article proposes these 5 steps to feed the world and preserve the planet….

The trouble with Agriculture is…

Agriculture is one of the greatest contributors to global warming…emitting more greenhouse gases than all our cars, trucks, trains, and airplanes combined—largely from methane released by cattle and rice farms, nitrous oxide from fertilized fields, and carbon dioxide from the cutting of rain forests to grow crops or raise livestock.

Farming is the thirstiest user of our precious water supplies and a major polluter, as runoff from fertilizers and manure disrupts fragile lakes, rivers, and…

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About ‘Tunde Akinmolayan

Tunde Akinmolayan holds an M.Agric in Agricultural Economics and Farm Management from FUNAAB. He writes and runs a rabbit farm, among other engagements. He can be reached on akintunde.akinmolayan@yahoo.com.

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