Oxfam: Avert Global Food CrisisJune 3, 2011
A report on Growing a better future published by Oxfam, a registered charity in the United Kingdom, calls for urgent action to change the international food system to avert doubling of prices of staple crops in 20 years. Average international prices of key staples, such as maize, will increase by between 120 and 180 percent by 2030, with up to half of this increase due to climate change.
Other forecasts include:
- By 2050 demand for food will rise by 70 percent with production declining.
- Increasing numbers of regional and local crises will double food aid in the next 10 years.
Check out http://www.oxfam.org.uk/applications/blogs/pressoffice/2011/05/31/global-food-crisis-looms-as-crop-prices-set-to-rocket/ for more information.
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