Agrifood Economics

The future of food and agriculture

Alternative pathways to 2050
Year: 2018
Author(s): FAO

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. Report and all related material are available at

Publication type: Major report
Region: Global
ISBN: 978-92-5-130158-6
ISSN: 2522-722X (online) / 2522-7211 (print)