Planning Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems

Planning Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems

Resilient Cities 07: Planning Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems

Presentation Date: 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Resilient Cities 07: Planning Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems Today, food security especially in urban cities is a critical issue. Developing countries are improving their quality of life and, consequently,  by 2050 the world will require 70% more food than we produce today to supply not only a growing population but a growing middle class that will be consuming more meat and dairy according to The Earth Institute (Columbia University). Agriculture consumes approximately 70% of our water supply, 34% of land area and contributes between 17%-30% of all greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, not only is agriculture contributing to climate change but it is also suffering from the affects of it.