With the worlds population projected to reach 9 billion people by 2050, the imperative to produce more food with an emphasis on calories drives global food policies and plans. Related concerns about the rapid loss of the worlds forests are leading to sustainable intensification efforts, which aim to grow more food per hectare. Nevertheless, experts argue that farming continues to expand at the expense of natural resources, including forests.
Topic: forests, agroforestry, food security
Series: CIFOR Factsheet
Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia
Publication Year: 2014Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.