To feed an ever growing global population we will need to produce 70 percent more by 2050. This we have to achieve from less land, while at the same time reducing our use of resources such as fossil energy, fertilizers and plant protection systems. Opportunities and challenges vary in different parts of the world. This session, however, will focus on the farmer’s challenge to produce a range of crops, livestock and bio mass in the sustainable way that is needed with respect to the generations to come. This includes how to address the climate change, water and soil fertility issues, post-harvest losses, etc., and to do that in a situation where the worldwide demand for meat and grain is growing rapidly and prices are going up.
Speakers: Professor Robert Thompson, USA; Professor John Pickett, UK; EU parliamentarian Marit Paulsen, Sweden; Dairy farmer Elisabeth Gauffin, Sweden.
Moderator: Dr. Bo Andersson, Sweden.