July 13, 2011

World Population Day: Sustainable Agriculture for a Planet of 7 Billion

This year according to the United Nations the worlds population will hit Seven Billion. Reaching this unprecedented level of population density has prompted the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) to launch a “7 Billion Actions” campaign to promote individuals and organisations that are using successful new techniques for tackling global development challenges.

With this level of population “We’ll have to learn how to moderate our consumption of materials and energy and to jumpstart new technologies that conserve them,”noted Robert Engelman, a population expert and Worldwatch Executive Director. Nourishing the Planet’s research in Africa has unveiled innovative and cost-effective approaches to sustainable agriculture where farmers are treating land as a resource rather than solely as a means for food production. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers

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