What the 'food security' agenda means for animal conservation in terrestrial ecosystems

Gordon, I.J., Acevedo-Whitehouse, K., Altwegg, R., Garner, T.W.J., Gompper, M.E., Katzner, T.E., Pettorelli, N., and Redpath, S. (2012) What the 'food security' agenda means for animal conservation in terrestrial ecosystems. Animal Conservation, 15 (2). pp. 115-116.

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[Extract] The goal of the 'food security' agenda – to provide the world's population with a sustainable and secure supply of safe, nutritious, affordable and high-quality food (Research Councils United Kingdom, 2011) – comes with considerable challenges. To feed the expanding human population, numbered over 7 billion and growing (United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, 2011), it is anticipated that by 2030, crop production must increase by 43% and meat production by 124% (Food and Agriculture Organisation, 2009). Growing demand is expected to result in escalating food prices as transport and storage costs increase, potentially reducing access to food among the world's poor. Given the past relationship between lack of access to affordable food and political instability (Brinkman & Hendrix, 2011), food security is given a high priority on global and national political agendas.

Item ID: 42698
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1469-1795
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2016 04:03
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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