Agriculture 2050: Can the world's farmers feed a growing population without damaging the environment?
From Jeff Layne
Faculty, Department of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences,
Dr.Hicks looks at where agriculture is today and where it is likely to be in 2050, given population growth, income growth, bio-fuels, climate change, and water constraints. For example, the food consumption per capita is going up due to economic growth, which also results in more meat consumption. Dr. Hicks outlines some potential solutions to the problems that will need to be overcome to feed the estimated world population in 2050 of nine billion people.
Recorded: October 31, 2012