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How do climate change and bio-energy alter the long-term outlook for food, agriculture and resource availability? (Presentation)

Author: Günther Fischer
Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Economic and Social Development Department
Publish Date: June 2009
Country: Global
Sector: Environmental
Method: Forecasting
Theme: Climate Change
Type: Presentation
Language: English
Tags: Food security, Biofuels, Energy security, Climate change, Global warming, Land use

Reports that there will be strong increases in global demand for gricultural products, about 70 percent in 2050 compared to 2000. There will be an expected increasing integration of agriculture, forestry and energy sectors through land competition for biomass. Also a limited availability of additional high-quality land for 4F sectors and uncertainty regarding viability of using marginal land. Finally, a growing risks of yield damage due to extreme weather episodes; widespread negative climate change impacts after the middle of the century.
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