Warning of a looming global food crisis, a recent article in National Geographic highlighted the challenges of meeting humanity’s future food needs and discussed the need for further agricultural research, which—alongside agricultural yields—has flattened in the years after the Green Revolution of the 1940s-60s brought surges in yields of staple crops like rice and corn.
More public investment in such research is sorely needed, writes journalist Dennis Dimick, reporting from the CGIAR Development Dialogues, a series of high-level discussions on agriculture, natural resources management and climate change. The event was held in New York last month on the sidelines of the UN Climate Summit. “Food supplies and prices will be influenced by the effectiveness of agricultural research,” Dimick writes.
Read the full article at National Geographic