Global Crop Yields Not Keeping Pace With Demand

A new finds the world is not increasing yields of major crops quickly enough to meet future food demands from an expanding population

A new study by PLOS ONE has found that the world is not increasing yields of major crops quickly enough to meet future food demands from an expanding population, presenting a ‘looming and growing agricultural crisis’.

The study also recommends that yields of maize, rice, wheat and soybean, which are responsible for providing 43 per cent of global dietary energy and 40 per cent of protein, must increase between 60 and 110 per cent by 2050 to satisfy projected food consumption.

The study mapped agricultural statistics around the world and tracked how yields are changing in each country.

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