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Jonathan Foley: Feeding a growing world

Wheat harvest on the Palouse, Idaho, USA. Credit: United States Department of Agriculture

Wheat harvest on the Palouse, Idaho, USA. Credit: United States Department of Agriculture

In this talk Jonathan Foley from the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota talks about how over nine billion people will be able to eat without undermining the very basis for food production.

Jonathan Foley articulated the key challenges to global food security and highlight the latest trends and projections. Foley recently co-authored together with centre director Johan Rockström and others the article Solutions for a Cultivated Planet which was published in Nature in October 2011.

The seminar, which was organised by the Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI) brought together international leaders with early-career researchers working on global food security.

The Stockholm Resilience Centre is a new international centre that advances transdisciplinary research for governance of social-ecological systems with a special emphasis on resilience – the ability to deal with change and continue to develop. It is a joint initiative between Stockholm University, the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The centre is funded by the Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, Mistra.

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