Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Avoiding Future Famines Strengthening the Ecological Basis of Security through Sustainable Food Systems

Avoiding Future Famines

About the Report

This report – Avoiding Future Famines: Strengthening the Ecological Basis of Food Security through
Sustainable Food Systems
- has been a unique collaboration of 12 leading scientists and
experts involved in world food systems including marine and inland fisheries.
The institutions involved include the UN Environment Programme, the International Fund
for Agricultural Development, the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations,
the World Bank, the World Food Programme and the World Resources Institute. The report provides
detailed analysis of the many factors threatening the world’s food supplies and its ability to continue to generate calories and proteins in the 21st century including from fisheries. Yet it also provides a series of forward-looking recommendations and remedies to the many grim scenarios that often accompany the food security debate.

Media Resources

Press Release Executive Summary [English] [Français] [Español] [Português] [Русский]
         [中文版] [عربي]

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Avoiding Future Famines

Media Contacts

Nick Nuttall
UNEP Spokesperson
Office of the Executive Director
+254 733 632755