By: Sam DagherPublished: July 12, 201805:52AMMore than 100 farmers are planting crops that aren’t necessary for the global food supply, according to a new report.
The report, “The Future of Food,” published by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), was based on interviews with more than 50 farmers in 12 countries.
The group says that while some farmers have been growing food with higher yields than they would like, others are growing more than they think they need and are going back to growing more.CNAS also found that some farmers are also using pesticides to reduce crop losses.
It’s a situation that farmers say could threaten their livelihoods and food security.
The findings suggest that the global situation has changed dramatically since the peak of the global corn crop in the mid-1980s, when the United States and other countries used a combination of pesticides and other measures to help control the corn crop.
At the time, the United Nations estimated that the U.S. had used more than 1,500 times as much pesticide as the world combined.
Cnas report notes that the growing need for food, and the increasing scarcity of it, has created a huge pressure on the food supply.
“The supply of food, especially for the poorest people, is not increasing, it is falling,” said CNAS researcher Alex Kupfer.
“The food we consume is becoming increasingly expensive.
This is the price of poverty.”
The report also shows that more than half of all farmers surveyed said they are in a “very vulnerable” position, with less than half seeing a profit on their crops.
In the same survey, one-third of the farmers surveyed expressed concern that their farm would be impacted by climate change.
The lack of food production is the biggest threat to the global economy, the report found, and is a result of the rapid increase in global food production, which has increased by more than 90 percent since 1990.
In many countries, farmers are working to make up for their declining yields.
In Argentina, for example, the number of farmers growing maize and other crops fell by a quarter since 2000.
In Brazil, the country with the world’s highest per capita consumption of rice, farmers have also been growing more corn and other grain crops.
The CNAS report notes, however, that the current crop cycle is not ideal for agriculture, and there is a risk that farmers could become less efficient at managing their crop yields.
“It is not uncommon for the yield of a crop to increase from harvest to harvest, but farmers need to adapt to this change,” Kupffer said.
“We are seeing this trend more and more.”CNAS’ report also looked at the impact of climate change on the world food supply:In the coming years, climate change could significantly increase the risks for the future food supply of the world.
“Climate change could exacerbate some of the issues that are driving people to abandon farming,” Kupsfer said.
“We need to plan for climate change, and to adapt our food systems to this shift.”
Cases of crop failure could increase in frequency and intensity, the CNAS said.
Farmers could find themselves in a situation where they don’t have enough to feed their families and are forced to sell their crops for profit.
The authors suggest that farmers should consider the possibility of using “emergency harvests,” which would allow them to grow their crops during periods of drought or other stressors.
But, they also warn, that not all farmers will be able to adapt their farming strategies to the changing climate.
“If the global population grows at a rate that is not sustainable, there will be fewer places to grow food, so farmers will have to become more efficient,” KUPfer said, “and they will have more problems than they currently have.”CAS is a global security think tank focused on countering the threats posed by state and non-state actors.
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