The Strategist

FAO: World agricultural production must grow by 60 percent by 2050

12/06/2022 - 06:30

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday in honor of World Soil Day that in order to meet the world's growing need for food, agricultural production will need to rise by 60 percent by 2050.

According to the worldwide organization, more than 95% of food are produced by soils.

However, a third of the world's soils is already degraded, which means that the land is becoming less productive and that many cereals, vegetables, and fruits are not as vitamin and nutrient-rich as they were seventy years ago, according to the report.

In some circumstances, soil erosion happens inadvertently on every continent and in every climate. However, human actions like deforestation and extensive farming are the main causes.

Due to their difficulty in detection, micronutrient deficiencies, sometimes known as hidden hunger, affect two billion people globally.