n Farmer’s Weekly - How many people can we support? : from the editor

Volume 2016, Issue 16020
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



The planet's human population is growing at an alarmingly rapid pace, and nobody knows this better than farmers. Producers of food are constantly reminded that they need to increase production by 70% to cater for the 2,3 billion more people who will be living on Earth by 2050 (when the total population will reach 9,6 billion people), and their growing demand for animal protein.

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