The world population now stands at 7 billion and one in seven of these people is already hungry. By 2050 the population is expected to reach 9 billion. What does that mean for food security and hunger? If you want to read up on it and form an opinion, here are seven 'must-read' articles that explore the issues.
This article tries to get to the bottom of the crucial question: will there be enough food for everyone on earth in 2050?
With a rising global population and Africa's numbers set to triple, several experts discuss how to feed the masses.
World population is rising and some argue our ability to sustain life is shrinking. Here's one view on how we should adapt.
To feed the growing population, we need to increase food production. Beautifully illustrated, this package looks at the steps.
Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University explains the crucial importance of women and technology.
Rising energy and food prices are among the causes for the 925 million people undernourished. They will continue to be factors.
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This interactive package from our sister agency offers an accessible look at how to boost smallholder crop production.
(NB. These articles contain a range of opinions on the future of food security. WFP does not necessarily endorse all of them. The idea is to provoke thought and discussion)