Questions related to "The World Bank predicts that global demand for food will double by 2030. Some have argued that the future will bring serious food shortages as countries fail to improve agricultural productivity. Others argue that mankind has historically been able to avoid food shortages by using technology. Providing facts and figures, take a stand on the issue."
Population growth will slow down and many people will be better fed. As a result, the growth in demand for food will be lower. The pressure emanating from agriculture on natural resources will continue to increase, but at a slower pace than in the past.
For many of the currently more than 1.1 billion people that are living in extreme poverty, economic growth based primarily on agriculture and on non-farm rural activities is essential to improve their livelihoods. The majority of the poor live in rural areas. Promoting agricultural growth in rural areas and giving rural people better access to land, w ...more