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The future of food and agriculture

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The future of food and agriculture (FOFA) is an FAO series that portrays long-term analyses of food and agricultural systems within the social and economy-wide context. The global development community, member countries, civil society, private sector, academia and FAO itself find in the series strategic and policy-relevant insights to feed into ongoing public debates and decision-making to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The FOFA series portrays recent global trends and alternative future scenarios to analyse possible pathways of food and agricultural systems. Food consumption, agricultural production, natural resources and production factors, such as labour, investment and capital are among the themes addressed in the series.

Latest issue

The future of food and agriculture: Alternative pathways to 2050

This report explores three different scenarios for the future of food and agriculture, based on alternative trends for key drivers, including income growth and distribution, population growth, technical progress and climate change.

Building on the report The future of food and agriculture – Trends and challenges, this publication forms part of FAO’s efforts to support evidence-based decision-making processes. It provides solid qualitative and quantitative analysis and sheds light on possible strategic options to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of eradicating hunger, improving nutrition and ensuring economic, social and environmental sustainability of food and agricultural systems.

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Food and agriculture projections to 2050