Food security in a warming world
A rapidly growing global population, changing land use caused by urbanisation and an uptick in extreme climate events are all putting pressure on the global food supply chain. While pastoral systems across the world are vulnerable to these factors, the threat is most starkly evident in developing economies. It is bitterly ironic that crop cultivation contributes significantly to global greenhouse gas emissions: the very process of producing food threatens the long-term security of food production. How can the global food supply chain be futureproofed against geopolitical shocks and extreme natural events? Can production processes be optimised for higher productivity and lower GHG emissions? What is the role of technology in the challenge?