The key challenges to food security include rising demand for food, climate change and rising demand for energy, water and land. All are a consequence of rising per capita consumption and population numbers. Only by limiting the rise in demand can be guarantee food security.
We should therefore encourage greater equity to allow the poorest to improve their consumption without increasing overall human impact on the environment. We should also provide universal access to rights based family planning and encourage female employment to reduce the birth rate in all countries to sub replacement levels.
This thematic discussion was led by FAO and WFP in collaboration with “The World We Want”.
The consultation was facilitated by the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)