Background documents

  • Alexandratos, Nikos
    "Food Price Surges: Possible Causes, past experience and longer term relevance", Population and Development Review, 34(4), pp. 663-697, 2008.

  • FAO
    "World Agriculture: Towards 2030/2050. Interim Report", Rome: FAO. 2006.

  • Schmidhuber, Josef and Francesco N. Tubiello
    "Global Food Security under Climate Change", PNAS, 104(50), pp. 19703-19708.

  • Tubiello, Francesco N., Atiqur Rahman, Wendy Mann, Josef, Schmidhuber, Marieta Koleva and Alexander Müller
    "Carbon Financial Mechanisms for Agriculture and Rural Development" Climatic Change, forthcoming.

  • Agrimonde. Scenarios and Challenges for Feeding the World in 2050. June 2009. Summary Report

  • Tubiello, Francesco, Josef Schmidhuber, Mark Howden, Peter G. Neofotis, Sarah Park, Erick Fernandes and Dipti Thapa. "Climate Change Response Strategies for Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century" Agriculture and Rural Development Discussion Paper, 42, Washington, DC: The World Bank.



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The path to the Summit

Three important events have prepared the ground for the Summit:

The High-Level Expert Forum on How to Feed the World in 2050 examined policy options that governments should consider adopting to ensure that the world population can be fed when it nears its peak of nearly 9.2 billion people in the middle of this century.

The Committee on World Food Security considered reforms that will enable it to play a much more effective role in the global governance of food security.

The theme of World Food Day this year is how to ensure food security in times of crisis.