Shortage of Food by 2050: Opportunity in buying Farmland
Food security needs beckon investment in transnational farming
Rana Kapoor, Monday, Oct 18, 2010
The world population is expected to increase by 40 per cent by 2050, demanding an additional output of about one billion tonnes of cereals and 200 million tonnes of meat/annum by then. Consequently, future emphasis would be keenly focused on growing more food.
With a projected population of 1.6 billion by 2050, India may find it extremely difficult to depend on farm land within her boundaries for our future food security needs. In the last decade, national food grain production has been more or less stagnant while the population has increased by almost 90 million, thereby, increasing the country's dependence on food imports. Consequently the country is heavily dependent on imports of oilseeds and pulses – which is likely to extend into crops such as wheat in the near future.
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